Northside Trail System For Mountain Biking

The 52nd most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.

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Northeast of Taos across from the Taos Ski Valley, the Northside Trail System offers miles of mountain biking through pine forest. The trail system is ideal for moderate to advanced mountain bikers. It is located to the northeast across from the Taos Ski Valley Resort. There is a daily-use fee to ride in this area.

If the Northside Trail System doesn’t offer enough mountain biking, head south across the road to the Taos Ski Valley Resort Bike Park for some lift accessed and cross country riding.

After a long day of Taos mountain biking, try grabbing a long soak in one of the two primitive hot springs along the shores of the Rio Grande River. The Manby Hot Springs are located northwest of Taos and north of the Taos Airport. Also known as the Stagecoach Hot Springs, the trailhead is accessible from Tune Road across from the airport (lat: 36.512144 / long: -105.718169). The Black Rock Hot Springs are located northwest of Taos and west of Arroyo Hondo near the John Dunn Bridge. Also known as the the Hondo Hot Spring, the trailhead is located off CR8007/8005 on the west side of the John Dunn Bridge and then a half mile hike south down the trail (lat: 36.532597 / long: -105.712026).

To reach the mountain biking at the Northside Trail System from Taos, head north from Taos Plaza on US64 for 4 miles. Turn right heading northeast on SR150 for 14.5 miles. Park at the ski resort base area.

Overall, Northside Trail System is the 52nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Northside Trail System including South Boundary Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Cordova Trails, Columbine Creek Trail, Maquinita Canyon Trail System and Agua Piedra TrailAlamitos Trail.

Northside Trail System Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Northside At Taos (575) 776-3233; Carson National Forest (575) 758-6200; Taos Visitors (575) 758-3873; New Mexico Tourism Department (505) 827-7400; Gearing Up Cycles (575) 751-0365; Taos Cyclery (575) 758-5551.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Northern NM" from Bob D'Antonio

Best Season:  Jun. - Sept.

Base Camp:  Alpine Village Suites (575) 776-8540

Luxury Loding:  The Bavarian Lodge; Edelweiss Lodge, Taos (575) 737-6900

Breakfast Restaurant:  Abes Cocina on Taos Access Road

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.602121, -105.440008

Date Published:  3/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  24854

Northside Trail System Mountain Biking Map


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