Santa Fe (NM) Silver-level
Santa Fe hosts a vibrant art community, unique festivals such as the Spanish and Indian Market, a world-renowned opera, and beautiful scenery. Numerous, well-signed rides can be accessed from downtown, or tackle the “Big Friggin Loop,” a 68-mile trail and dirt road ride that is part of the grassroots New Mexico Endurance Series. Bring your dirt jumper and visit the Bike Skills Park of La Tierra to session its dirt jumps and unique freeride trails that wind in and out of juniper trees. Then gear up for a stunningly scenic singletrack ride through pine and aspen stands, up long climbs and down fast descents on the 10-mile Winsor Trail, which starts above 10,000 feet. Head northeast from town and you’ll find the Angelfire Bike Park, where 60 miles of lift-accessed trails await. End your day sipping brews from one of five Santa Fe breweries.
- Winsor Trail: Usually done as a shuttle (though you can ride it both ways), Winsor provides 10 miles of a near-continuous descent over 3,300 feet. After the trail ends, you can ride to the Tesuque Village Market for a bite to eat.
- La Tierra Trails: About 17 miles of singletrack and some doubletrack easily accessible from downtown. There is a jump park located in this system.
- Dale Ball Trails: More than 10 miles of rocky trails featuring technical challenges await in this near-town trail system.
+ Connect with the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society to learn more.