Windsor Trail - TRAIL

Windsor Trail - Trail, Santa Fe, Mexico

Long downhill trail that had national recognition at one point.

User Reviews (24)

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Neight perz   Cross Country Rider [Jan 05, 2012]

This is a sweet single track,you gotta leave from the tesuqe market and ride up to the basin,then bomb it down its a local trail that locals love,I rode it everyday when I lived ther.it has many cutoffs that lead to the hiway down.

Customer Service

the whole route from top to bottom, you gotta ride up to get the full feel of the trail,it has many water crossings,defiantly trail dog friendly one of my favorite trails in santa fe

Similar Products Used: Some of the alternate routes are short lived as they could bring you out to the hiway down.
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5
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4
steven L.   Downhiller [Jun 03, 2009]

Rode this trail for the 1st time over Memorial Day weekend 2009. This thing rocks!!! You can take it from right at the top of the Santa Fe basin parking lot, or from the rest area just beyond the lookout railing about 8/10ths of the way to the basin parking lot. My friend and I opted for the total ride from the top, even though there was a small uphill portion from when you cross the stream coming from the top parking lot. DO NOT GO STRAIGHT AT THE 1 stRIVER CROSSING. You will be on trial 163 and will be off Windsor. Some clown scratched windsor in the sign and pointed it down , do not be fooled, cross the river. The best is yet to come!
Anway, it is a mix of rock and stump and root and an absolute speed bomb! If you only have 1 day in Santa Fe, this is your trail. If you have two days, do windsor twice!! It will leave a smile on your face from ear to ear!! And grab a beer at the market in Tesugue when its all over, you will have earned it. prepare to get wet at the bottom as you cross the stream at least 10 times. all are rideable crossings!

Customer Service

Take it from the top or be a sissy and start at the parking lot on the left side of the road just past the Overlook railing parking lot. The trail here to go down starts on the LEFT side of the parling lot. If you take the right side trail out of the parking lot you are going the wrong way and will have to hike back out. Left good, /right bad!

Similar Products Used: dale ball trail network is ok, but if you hail from the East coast, as I do, don't waste your time. Bomb the mtn. trail that is Windsor!!
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4
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3
ma1ny   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2008]

This is the first time I went mountainbiking in NM. This trail is really fun. If you ride all the way up which I tried and starts off near Bishops Lodge Road and Rt 72A. There are multiple stream crossings. be prepared to get wet or hike a bike. I rode through the stream as much as possible. For a midwest who had not acclimated to the altitude I made the climb but it can get to you. The ride down is super fun. Try it!

Customer Service

I initially had a hard tim finding it because there are no signs but the nice people at Melo Velo where I rented a bike were really nice to direct me. You will need to to take Bishops Lodge Road until it ends and then a right turn at Rt 72A and follow this down until it ends and then you can park your car if you drive.

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5
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4
sanch_bomber   Downhiller [Oct 26, 2007]

This trail is nice for the everyday uphill ride or the intense downhill fun. I live here in Santa Fe born and raised. I have been ridding this trail since I was 13. I am 16 now. This summer we took my little brother who is 12. Don't get me wrong, this trail is not easy but its super fun. I am not much for the up hill climbing so i only do downhill. Take a good sturdy bike with some kind of suspension or it will kill you on the way down. The weather is perfect there almost all the time durring the summer and even in the fall. I recommend this trail to any one who loves the adrenaline rush of downhill!!! (Sorry for my spelling)

Customer Service

Start at the ski basin and go all the way down to little tesuque village market!

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5
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3
kelley Reece   Cross Country Rider [Sep 14, 2006]

This is a great downhill run, One of the top in the country.
Super fast and technical, cross streams, smooth and fast sections, and rocky and dangerous sections, scenic, Be careful and enjoy the run..

as you go down stay high on corners, and follow signs, keep to right as trail splits

Go to Mello Velo in santa fe for updates, also hit dale ball trail system in town

Customer Service

From santa fe go up Hyde Park road all the way up to the observation deck on the right side of the road. After you pass the observation deck approximately 200 yds on left small trail head entrance.

Similar Products Used: Dale Ball
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5
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3
grogers14   Cross Country Rider [Dec 09, 2003]

Just got back from doing a cross country trip and stopped in Santa Fe, took the advice of another mtbreviewer and went to see Tom with Sun Mountain Bike Co.(www.sunmountainbikeco.com). Tom was the bomb. Fixed my damaged rear derailuer and gave me directions to multiple trails. I chose this one and it was awesome. It was late Nov. so there was a fair amount of snow, but coming from SoCal I really enjoyed the change. I climbed about 3/4 of the way up, before the snow got to thick, and then bombed it down. Total blast, tons of creek crossings. Breaking through thin layers of ice as I crossed the creek was a new and enlightening experience. Again, thanks to Tom and if you go, make sure to make a contribution to the beer fund, you won't regret it.

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5
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3
Rider of the Sun   Weekend Warrior [Oct 26, 2003]

Start at Chamisa trail and ride up to the top. when you get to the dirt parking lot for the XC-ski area, cross it and you will see the trail continues on. Drop down for a good descent, then climb back up to the Santa Fe Ski Area, by taking right hand turn and rio en Medio intersection. Go through cattle fence, and in 2 mintues you will be at the top. There are some log rides and a few rick jumps on the ride down that you will not want to miss.

Customer Service

Out and back from Chamisa Trail head.

Similar Products Used: Chamisa, Aspen Vista Road
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5
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5
phlbbbbbbbbbt   Cross Country Rider [Oct 26, 2003]

Still one of the best in New Mexico if ridden from end to end. Traffice if very heavy between Bear Wallow and Borrego, but once you get near the dirt road the trail is very narrow and tight singletrack. Very Technical past the dirt road, near the cross country ski area, and it is a challenge to stay on your bike in this part while riding up. You will make over 10 creek crossings between Bishop's Lodge and Chamisa trail. Big rocks, huge trees, very tight and windy paths make it really fun.

Customer Service

Bishop's Lodge to the Santa Fe Ski Area and back. This ride should not be shuttled to the top. The climb is veyr fun and is a definate part of this ride.

Similar Products Used: Bear Wallow, Chamisa, Borrego
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5
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5
Walt Wehner   [Jan 07, 1999]

This trail was not nearly as cool as I hoped it would be, after hearing all sorts of hype about "nationally famous downhill trail..blah..blah...blah..." We rode up from the bottom and then back down, and the only thing I noticed about it was that it had a lot of loose rocks and mud. Not fast, not particularly fun. Just loose and boring. Ugh.

Customer Service

Do it downhill.

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2
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Dave Ortiz   [Jan 14, 1999]

I read this review from Walter and obviously
anyone who attempts a mtn trail in muddy conditions
is either ignorant to mtn weather conditions or just
a plain idiot!STUPID!!!Never ride in muddy trails
dummkoff,mess up your own singletrack back home.
Anyone who complains about "loose rocks" has got to
be a girlie-man for sure!Whienie-Whiney,go back to
your concrete jungle and and city bike so you can
dodge car doors,dogs and pebbles.Don't blame this
scenic trail for its faults,blame your lack of
handling skills for your problems,Whiener.

Customer Service

Go up or down, it's a good, challenging trail.

Similar Products Used: Any that Whiney isn't on!
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5
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