An often underrated state for mountain biking, New Mexico’s terrain boasts several tracks that will surely impress. With a perfect mix of desert and mountain, you’ll cruise through trails covered in pinon pines and juniper trees. Don’t pass up the opportunity to go mountain biking in New Mexico. This expansive state’s beautiful scenery and great conditions will leave you excited to hit the trails again the next day.
Ski Apache completed 5.5 miles of mountain biking trail. The trail grade is between 6 and 8 percent (steepness) and travels under the majestic Sierra Blanca Peak from the top of the gondola, back to the base area of Ski Apache. All riders that plan on riding the gondola must fill out a waiver form at the ticket desk.
Mountain Biking Trails Near Ruidoso
Looking to explore new terrain? Ride Ruidoso mountain biking trails here at Ski Apache during the summertime. Barrel down the Sierra Blanca Mountains and cruise through this vast rural landscape. Take the gondola up while enjoying scenic mountain views and choose from a variety of trails at the top. Riding near Ruidoso has never been easier. Choose from our rates and add-ons below. We have mountain biking trails for beginners to advanced riders.
|Mountain Biking Rates & Add-Ons|
|Day Pass (with own bike)||$40|
|Ski Apache Bike Rental||$55 plus a Day Pass|
|Bike Rental Insurance||$10|
|Full Body Armor||$25|
|Shin or Elbow Pads||$15|
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Code of Conduct
Mountain biking and hiking offer a range of challenges and adventures. Remember there are elements of risk in mountain biking and hiking that common sense and personal awareness can help to create a great trail experience for everyone. By mountain biking and hiking at Ski Apache Resort, trail users understand and acknowledge that mountain biking and hiking are hazardous sports with many inherent risks and assume all risks of personal injury as well as damage to or loss of property arising from participation in these sports.
- Familiarize yourself with the trail and select routes within your ability level
- When in doubt, walk your bike
- Don’t ride or hike alone. Be prepared for emergencies
- The area is not patrolled. Be self-sufficient and aware of changing weather and terrain conditions. Water, tools, extra clothing, gloves, sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended
- Always yield to vehicles and uphill and slow riders
- Obey all trail signs and markings and only ride or hike on designated mountain biking and hiking trails. Ride, don’t slide!
- Notify the lift operator for first-aid assistance or call 575-464 3600
- Don’t stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others
- Respect the environment and wildlife
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL BIKERS. NO SMOKING ON THE MOUNTAIN. NO DOGS ON THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER.