Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike High Alpine & Desert Floor Trails

Mountain Biking Trails for Every Level

Mountain biking 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 Lift. 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. Enjoy beginner and intermediate rides at lower elevations on BLM land or Carson National Forest while more experienced riders can tackle the alpine trails of South Boundary and Lost Lake.

Location

Taos Mountain Bike Association

Taos Mountain Bike Association

Taos Mountain Bike Association (TMBA) creates, enhances, and protects riding opportunities in and around Taos County and Northern New Mexico. We are backed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and are committed to organizing riders and advocating for mountain biking locally and regionally. We create a powerful voice for trails, public lands and management…

Field Institute of Taos

Field Institute of Taos

The Field Institute of Taos is based in Taos and designed for children entering first grade and up, FITaos Mountain Camp programs provide active, hands-on outdoor experiences. Sessions include a wide variety of topics including ecology, Leave No Trace, archaeology, water, wildlife biology route finding, and much more. Children explore the natural beauty of the…

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. The Resort Center in the heart of the village…

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…

Resort Summer Activities

Resort Summer Activities

Scenic Lift Rides Open Daily 9am-4:30, weather permitting Closing September 17th (end of day). Relax and enjoy the beautiful Taos Ski Valley scenery from Lift 1, located at the resort base area. Once at the top, enjoy views of Wheeler Peak and surrounding mountains. Hike down or ride…

Northside Mtn Biking & Hiking at Taos Ski Valley

Northside Mtn Biking & Hiking at Taos Ski Valley

NORTHSIDE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Due to extensive 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 double track routes through pines, aspen, and meadows.