Angel Fire Bike Park
The 50th most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.
Monday 18 July 2016 06:54 GMT
East of Taos at the Angel Fire Ski Resort, the Angel Fire Bike Park has over 60 miles of mountain bike trails. The Angel Fire Bike Park is very popular for its downhill and cross-country race scene, and boast to have the largest lift-accessed mountain bike trails in North America with a 2,000 foot vertical descent. In addition to the lift accessed trails, there are an addition 40 miles of trails in the nearby region.
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 eastern Angel Fire Bike Park trailhead from Taos, head west on US64 (aka Kit Carson Road) for 21.5 miles to SR434. Turn right heading south on SR434 for about 2.7 miles. Turn left heading east on North Angel Fire Road to the signed base area trailhead.
Overall, Angel Fire Bike Park is the 50th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Angel Fire Bike Park including South Boundary Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Cordova Trails, Columbine Creek Trail, Maquinita Canyon Trail System and Agua Piedra TrailAlamitos Trail.