Mountain Biking

High Alpine Paths & Desert Floor Trails

Mountain Biking Trails for Every Level

Mountain bike enthusiasts can ride until their legs beg to quit in some of the most scenic mountain bike rides in the Taos area, our trails are full of challenges. Enjoy beginner and intermediate rides at lower elevations on BLM land or Carson National Forest while more experienced riders can tackle the alpine trails in Taos Ski Valley.

Beginners & Recreational

The Pioneer Flow Trails are located in the base area of Lift #1 near the Resort Plaza and parallel to the Pioneer Chairlift. These two novice to intermediate trails feature small jumps and rollers perfect to warm up on or hone your technical skills. There are also eBike rentals available at Taos Sports to assist with your ride back to the top of the trail.

On the West Rim Trail departing from the Rio Grande Gorge Rest Area, you’ll feel your cares melt away among gorgeous 360-views with perfect photo opportunities of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge from the rim of the Gorge itself. This flat trail is a great place to enjoy the seas of sagebrush for miles.

Intermediate & Challenging

If lift-served mountain biking is your thing, come check out Taos Bike Park. We’re pretty sure you’ll be grinning ear to ear. From the top of the scenic Lift 4 all the way to the bottom of Kachina Basin, there’s a variety of thrilling downhill flow trails for all levels, amazing scenery, and fun for the whole family.

Mountain bike enthusiasts can ride until their legs beg to quit in some of the most scenic mountain bike rides in the Taos area, our trails are full of challenges. Enjoy beginner and intermediate rides at lower elevations on BLM land or Carson National Forest while more experienced riders can tackle the alpine trails in Taos Ski Valley.

Location

Northside Mtn Biking & Hiking at Taos Ski Valley

Northside Mtn Biking & Hiking at Taos Ski Valley

NORTHSIDE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Due to numerous downfall from the December wind event, and more forestry work, the Northside trails are closed until further notice. As a mapped and signed trail system designed especially for mountain biking, Northside is a looped trail network with spectacular overlooks, single and…

Field Institute of Taos

Field Institute of Taos

Based in Taos and designed for children first grade and up, FITaos camps provide hands-on learning experiences. Day camp sessions can be booked for Taos Ski Valley that include a focus on archaeology, river ecology, wildlife biology and orienteering as we explore our surroundings through hikes, field notes and drawings, fun activities, art…

Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

Taos Ski Valley, a world-renowned resort that is enjoyed year-round high up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ride the scenic chairlift in the summer or enjoy the vast terrain with skiing and snowboarding trails for all levels. Take the fastest way to the Rockies from Austin, Dallas,…

Los Rios Pedal and Paddle

Los Rios Pedal and Paddle

Spend the morning biking alongside the Rio Grande Gorge on the spectacular West Rim Trail. Approximately ten miles of reasonably flat terrain (we’re at 7000 feet of elevation here, so you’ll be glad it’s not steep!) with incredible 360-degree vistas, clear mountain air and the heady scent of sagebrush.

Resort Summer Activities

Resort Summer Activities

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER SEASON. We look forward to seeing you in 2023! Taos Bike Park The Taos Bike Park has a variety of exciting downhill mountain bike tracks served by Lift 4. Enjoy this exciting bike ride experience in the amazing scenery of the mountains with the whole…

Far Flung Adventures Mountain Bike Trips

Far Flung Adventures Mountain Bike Trips

Northern New Mexico is an amazingly diverse part of the country. Ecologically speaking one can ride from high alpine tundra to dry desert lowlands in the matter of hours. Historically speaking, the multi-cultural aspects of New Mexico and their living legacies make it unique among southwestern destinations. If that…