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Windsor Trail

Average Rating:    (4.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

Long downhill trail that had national recognition at one point.
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Latitude
35.795956205346506
Longitude
-105.80469131469727
Trail Directions
From the SF ski hill. Or Tesuque.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Santa Fe
   


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Review Date
January 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Neight perz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some of the alternate routes are short lived as they could bring you out to the hiway down.



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Review Date
June 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steven L. ,  Downhiller

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
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!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
July 11, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ma1ny ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
October 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: sanch_bomber ,  Downhiller

Summary:
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)

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



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Review Date
December 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: grogers14 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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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