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Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Area

Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Area

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Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail rides, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35 to 40 rides with color photos, maps, point-by-point miles and directions, and GPS coordinates of starting and finishing points.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762782895
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Best Bike Rides Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JD Tanner and Emily Ressler Tanner, former Leave No Trace trainers, are the authors of Best Easy Day Hikes St. Louis, Best Easy Day Hikes Missouri Ozarks, and Best Easy Day Hikes Springfield, Missouri, and Hiking Ozarks (all FalconGuides). They grew up in the Midwest.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Albuquerque and Santa Fe Natural and Cultural History 2

Weather 8

Leave No Trace 9

Possible Hazards 10

Planning the Ride 12

Trail Etiquette 13

Land Management Rules and Regulations 14

Using Map, Compass, and Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices 14

How to Use This Guide 15

Ride Finder 17

Map Legend 18

Road Bike

Mountain Bike


Albuquerque Metro Area

1 Aldo Leopold Forest Trail 20

2 Petroglyph National Monument Volcanoes Trail 27

3 Paseo de la Mesa Recreation Trail 33

4 Paseo del Bosque Recreation Trail 38

5 Corrales Bosque Trail 44

6 North Diversion Channel Trail 49

7 Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail 55

8 North Foothills Trail 60

9 South Foothills Trail 66

10 Tijeras Trot 72

East of Albuquerque

11 Blue Ribbon, Gnasty, and Otero Canyon Trails Loop 78

12 Tunnel Canyon Trail 84

13 Coyote and Chamisoso Trails Loop 90

14 Sandia Crest Road 96

15 Tree Spring Trail 101

16 10K and Ellis Trails Loop 106

North of Albuquerque

17 Jemez Dam Road 112

18 White Ridge Bike Trails Loop 117

19 San Ysidro Trials Area Trail 124

20 East Fork Trail: Battleship Rock to Jemez Falls 130

21 East Fork Trail: East Fork Trailhead to Las Conchas Trailhead 136

Santa Fe Area

22 White Rock Visitor Center to Valles Caldera National Preserve 143

23 Cajadel Rio Trail 149

24 Rio En Medio 154

25 Borrego, Winsor National Recreation, and Bear Wallow Trails Loop 159

26 Aspen Vista Trail 164

27 Aspen Ranch Trail 169

28 Big Tesuque Trail 173

29 Chamisa Trail 178

30 Hyde Park Road Summit 183

31 La Tierra Loop 188

32 Dale Ball North Trails 195

33 Dale Ball Central Trails 200

34 Dale Ball South-Camino Loop 205

35 Atalaya Mountain Trail 210

36 Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail 215

37 Santa Fe Rail Trail 220

38 Old Santa Fe and Pecos Trails 225

39 Galisteo Basin Preserve Trails 230

40 Cerrillos Hills State Park Trails 236

Appendix A Land Management Agencies and Organizations 242

Appendix B Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Prelection Groups and Organizations 244

Ride Index 245

About the Authors 246

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