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I looked the visitor's sticky over but didn't find too much info on this area. Looks like i may have the opportunity to spend some time in Ruidoso-i haven't been there in about 35 years so i don't remember much;) ...How's the biking in town and surrounding area? I could bring road, mountain or both. thanks in advance.
 

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I will be up in Ruidoso for four days starting next Sat. There are short single-tracks behind the main Forest Service ranger station. IMO the mtb rides are short unless you want to ride dirt roads near Bonito Lake. Road riding in Ruidoso takes a braver man than me but I use to ride the ski road 20 years ago.... beautiful ride, no shoulders, big falls if you can't make a descending radius turn. The cables might catch you. If not, the Aspens thirty feet down will. It's a long drive (time wise to Cloudcroft, 1 hr) but the Rim Trail is awesome.
 

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Here's more info: http://www.ruidoso.net/visitors/outdoors/biking.html

I've done the Kraut-Littleton loop which is pretty cool. Burms are fun, pretty steep climbing. There are a lot of trees down that you have to climb over though, and the connecting trail at the top is a bit faint. Lots of cow poop. Nice views at the top and mostly in the trees so not too hot. It's worth the trouble, I think.

Ft Stanton is ok but a bit hot if you don't go early in the day. There are some trails in Ruidoso that are somewhat new but I have not ridden them yet. Bring lots of water regardless of what you do.

The Rim trail near Cloudcroft is awesome and worth the extra drive.

Just ask at the local bike shop(s)...
 

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Thanks for the replies so far. I can't get the Ski Apache website to load but am i correct in assuming they do not allow mountain biking?
 
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