The Glade Run Recreation Area is comprised of 19,000 acres of sandy arroyos, slick rock, and rolling terrain. Approximately 42 miles of marked trails are available to mountain bikes which DMBT is the only guide service to have permits from the BLM for. These trails include the classic Road Apple course, one of the longest running mountain bike races, as well as newer trails like Wild Bill, Seven Sisters, and Rigor Mortis. If you have not ridden here, or it’s been a while, hit us up
Inspired by a recent article about the mountain biking trails in Gallup, NM, Tracy and I decided to make the three hour drive southwest and check it out for ourselves. We took off at 5 am from our camp site in Mesa Verde National Park and arrived ready to ride by 8:00am. Gallup has several options for riding including the Zuni Mountain Trail System, Red Rocks Park, Lost Lake Rim, and the High Desert Trail System. We rode the 1st Mesa of the High Desert Trail starting from the Gamerco Trail Head. This trail offers great vistas, slick rock, and cap rocks. The entire loop, split up into three separate mesas is 23 miles long. Gallup has plenty more to offer and we will definitely be back to ride some more.
The boys had no school Monday so we decided to make the 3 1/2 hour drive south east and go ride at Taos. It was unseasonably warm for late January with temps in the low to mid 40’s and we weren’t complaining. It was a gorgeous sunny bluebird day, and a storm last week dumped 15 inches on New Mexico, so the snow conditions were excellent. We left the house at 6 am and were on the hill by 10, riding until 4., back home by 8. School and work tomorrow.