BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Unvaccinated people must wear a mask indoors in DOI buildings at all times and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.

The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

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New Mexico Mountain Biking Opportunities: White Ridge Trail

The White Ridge Mountain Bike Trail System is set atop the Tierra Amarilla Anticline, a unique geologic region west of Albuquerque, New Mexico that features high narrow ridges and bright gypsum soils.

The trails have been developed with mountain biking in mind and are characterized by fast sections of playful singletrack following exposed ridgelines with 360 degree views. Much of the trail system is found along the tops of the ridgelines accessed by long, steep climbs.

Throughout the trails that cover both BLM lands and the Pueblo of Zia, riders can experience a combination of geological, cultural and paleontological interested points.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the White Ridge Trail System-Main Loop was developed between IMBA and the Rio Puerco BLM Field Office in Albuquerque NM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments

BLM Mountain Biking: White Ridge Mountain Bike Trail System in New Mexico

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 12 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000+ feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced

Directions

  • Traveling northwest toward Cuba on US 550 from Bernalillo, the drive is approximately 20 miles. Before San Ysidro (about two miles), turn left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906) at the intersection of Cabezon Road and US 550. Follow the left fork. Travel 4.4 miles to the gravel parking lot.

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Contact Information

Rio Puerco Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
100 Sun Avenue NE, Pan American Bldg., Suite 330
Albuquerque, NM 87109-4676
(505) 761-8700

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITIES

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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.