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ALBUQUERQUE IS ONE OF THE BEST CITIES FOR CYCLING

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Did you know that Albuquerque has earned numerous rankings as a great city for cycling?

It's known for its incredible mountain biking trails, including the high-intensity ones located just minutes from downtown.

Trails both in and around the city include:

Volcanoes Trail (easy, 2.9 miles)

The Volcanoes Trail is perfect for those who enjoy wide open riding. It features colorful wildflowers as well as stunning vistas of both Albuquerque and the Sandias.

Stripmine Trail (easy, 3.6 miles)

Nestled in the northern foothills of the Sandia Mountains, the Stripmine is a picturesque trail that follows old mining roads. It leads to a small creek and unique red cliffs, and the best time to ride is first thing in the morning as the early light enhances the beauty.

Otero Canyon East Trail (hard, 7.9 miles)

The East Trail at the Otero Canyon provides an excellent single track and a stunning downhill ride through the limestone canyon. According to Trails.com, it's the best two miles of downhill around, and it takes about two hours to complete.

Paseo del Bosque Trail (easy, 17.60)

Many consider the Paseo del Bosque Trail to be one of the best urban trails in the United States. It's mainly flat and spans approximately sixteen miles along the Rio Grande. Along the way, riders enjoy picturesque views and pass by some of the city's top attractions such as the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo.

Mountain Bike Trails at the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

During the summer months, mountain bikers can enjoy thirty miles of trails at the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway that range in difficulty from to novice to pro. For those looking for a challenge, try the Bighorn Climb. It runs counterclockwise and is used for the Sandia Peak Mountain Bike Challenge Race Series.

These are just a few of the mountain bike trails near our apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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