Northwest of Santa Fe, the La Tierra Trail System offers 30+ miles of rolling, winding mountain biking. Locally known as The Whoops, the La Tierra mountain bike trails are a spiderweb-like trail network with dozens of possible loops. The singletracks and doubletracks twist through riparian terrain with scrub brush and pinion pine. With its close proximity to downtown Santa Fe, many riders just ride right from town to the trails.
The La Tierra Trail System is served by three trailhead parking areas: La Cuchara Trailhead, Frijoles Trailhead and Calabasas Trailhead.
To reach the La Tierra mountain biking trailheads from downtown Santa Fe, head north on US84 to the first exit for SR599. Head west on SR599 for about a mile. Turn right on Camino los Montoyas. The trailheads line Camino los Montoyas.
Overall, La Tierra Trails is the 37th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico.