South Boundary Trail #164

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This information is a public record of the 1982 NRT application and may be out of date if it has not been updated by a trail manager --
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South Boundary Trail #164

USDA Forest Service Backcountry Trail
  • Length
    22 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
    out & back

The "Crown Jewel" of Northern New Mexico cross-country mountain biking featuring challenging climbing, sweeping views in all directions, buttery single-track through aspen/mixed conifer, and a technical descent to finish the ride. Consistently regarded as one of the best in the State.

  • 2023 Photo Contest Winner: Equestrian. Photo by John MacArthur
  • 2023 Photo Contest Winner: Equestrian. Photo by John MacArthur
  • South Boundary Trail. Photo by John MacArthur.
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Location: In the Carson National Forest running between Taos and Angel Fire, NM. Can be accessed from numerous locations including (from east to west) Forest Road 76 southwest of Angel Fire, Forest Road 437 at Valle Escondido to Garcia Park, and El Nogal Day-Use S

  • States: New Mexico
  • Counties: Taos

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Allowed Uses:

Bicycling Equestrian Hiking/Walking Snow, snowshoeing

Other Activities

  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Snow, snow play general

Public Contact

Craig Saum
USFS, Carson NF, Camino Real Ranger District
USFS, Camino Real RD - TRAILS
Penasco, NM 87553
[email protected](575) 587-2255

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

More Details

  • Elevation (low): 7
  • Elevation (high): 10680
  • Elevation (cumulative): --

  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Soil
  • Surfaces (additional): --

  • Tread Width (average): 24"
  • Tread Width (minimum): 12
  • Running length (minimum): --

  • Tread Grade (average, percent): 10
  • Tread Grade (maximum): 25
  • Running length (maximum): --

  • Cross-slope (average, percent): 5
  • Cross-slope (maximum): --
  • Running length (maximum): --
  • Certified as an NRT
    May 9, 1982
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