Located just five miles outside of Silver City is a pinyon, juniper forest with mountain biking trails. Wildlife includes javalinas and mountain lions. A popular mountain bike ride is the Continental Divide Trail which runs about 20 miles through this area.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Silver City, head north on SR15 for 14 miles. The trailhead is located on the west side of the road and is identified by a sign. Trailhead parking for approximately two vehicles is located on the west side of the highway. Additional parking is available 200 yards north at the junction of Hwy. 15 and Forest Road 154.
Overall, Continental Divide Trail - Bookan Forest is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico.