Scenic and challenging mountain biking adventures are found throughout Farmington, with a variety of terrain available. Endurance riders, fitness enthusiasts, active families, and those seeking a more relaxed biking experience will all find what they’re looking for on our trails. With miles and miles of trails and mild winters, Farmington is a popular mountain biking destination year-round.
Mountain biking trails are abundant throughout Farmington and offer a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and scenery of the high desert. More than 30 miles of trails can be accessed within minutes from Main Street, delighting mountain bikers that live in, or visit, Farmington. An additional 90 miles of MTB trails can be accessed within and just outside of the city limits. Farmington also offers ample opportunity for competitors to train with its mild climate and elevation at 5,400 feet. The varied terrain found in Farmington allows for an adventurous ride that will leave you feeling invigorated and accomplished.
Bike Routes in Farmington
There are miles and miles of bike routes to explore within the city of Farmington. These bike routes were designed to make commuting through Farmington via bicycle safe, efficient, and fun. The City of Farmington has marked the routes throughout the community. A complete map can be found online.
MTB Trail Access Points
Farmington offers miles of mountain bike trails. One massive trail system resides within the Glade Run Recreation Area and stretches across the city, from Flora Vista to La Plata. Within Farmington, the top trail access points to this recreation area are Lions Wilderness Park, Sandalwood Park, Hood Mesa Trail, and Foothills Drive. The Lions Wilderness Park, Sandalwood Park, and Hood Mesa Trail access points are off College Blvd., north of Pinon Hills Blvd. Foothills Drive trail access is at the end of Foothills Drive, off Pinon Hills Blvd. Pinon Mesa is also another popular trail system and can be accessed from La Plata Highway. The community is currently working on a comprehensive trail marking and mapping project. At this time, mtbproject.com and trailforks.com are the best resources for trail maps. The following are a few of our most popular marked trails.
The Anasazi Loop is located on the north side of Farmington and is found north of Pinon Hills Blvd., along College Blvd. The easiest access is from the Hood Mesa Trail parking lot. You can also tap in anywhere north and east of the Farmington BLM Field Office. The loop is ridden locally counterclockwise. This is a fast-paced singletrack course of 2.8 miles. There are no major climbs or descents, just gentle grades. See the Anasazi Loop Trail Map for more information.
Aztec, NM hosts the Alien Run Mountain Bike Race each spring featuring the fun section of trails known as Alien Run. Access is from Hart Canyon, 4 miles north of Aztec on US Hwy. 550, then east on CR 2770. This trail is for mountain bikes only and features a great single track, slickrock, and tight turns.
Alien Run Map and Race Info
Animas River Trail
Looking to take a relaxing ride along the river and through the woods? Explore more than 7 miles of trails within Farmington's Animas River Trail system. Access to the trail system: Berg Park at the intersection of Scott Blvd. and San Juan Blvd. and Animas Park just off Browning Parkway near the Riverside Nature Center. The Animas River trail system is popular with walkers, joggers, and cyclists and consists of paved, mulch, dirt, and cobblestone paths. These river trails stretch from the Riverside Nature Center and beyond Boyd Park. The Animas River Trail, Riverside Nature Center Loop, and Animas Park to Broadway Trail are perfect for those looking for a mellow ride along the river and through parks and woodlands. The City of Farmington and River Reach Foundation maintain the trails and work together on the river corridor trail system.
East Glade Trailhead Skills Park
This skills park is the perfect place to try out that new bike or practice skills in a safe environment. It also provides the opportunity for mountain bikers of all levels of experience to develop a range of skills including bike handling, balancing, jumping and turning. To access the park, use the east Glade Run Parking Lot located 1/8 of a mile north of Colibri Place on Calle Norte Trail in Farmington.
Road Apple Rally Mountain Bike Course
The Road Apple Rally is an annual mountain bike race held in Farmington on the first Saturday in October. One of the longest-running mountain bike races in the United States, it is a regional favorite with pros and amateurs from across the southwest. The course features a fun loop through the Glade Run Recreation Area. Riders enjoy the diverse terrain, beauty of the high desert plateau, and minimal climbing - creating a scenic, fast and fun ride that all can enjoy! Access the course off College Blvd. north of Piñon Hills Blvd. at Lions Wilderness Park. Ride pavement for about 1.5 miles on College Blvd. Where College Blvd meets Hood Mesa Trail at a four-way junction, go straight onto a dirt road. Follow the dirt road and watch for the Road Apple Rally carsonite posts.
Road Apple Map and Race Info
San Juan College Bike Park
The San Juan College Bike Park offers a wide variety of hiking and biking terrains through 160 acres of open space designated non-motorized. Park entrance is located just south of Mesa Verde Elementary School off of College Blvd. north of 30th Street. Another access point is at the southeast corner of Butler and Sunrise. Also ¼ mile south of that intersection on the east side of Butler.
Farmington Trail Information
To help you discover your favorite trails for mountain biking, off-roading, horseback riding, hiking, and paddling, we have compiled a selection of the trails locals love and the top resources to get you safely on your way to adventure! Begin by exploring our Farmington Trail Information or downloading the Farmington Recreation Trails Map and Farmington Recreation Trails Map 2. You can also connect with 505 Cycles, Sandstone Cycles, Aztec Adventures, Farmington Area Single Track or San Juan Trails on social media for trail updates and group ride information
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4301 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM
505 Cycles is open for all your cycling needs, purchases, and repairs! Their hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call or join them on Facebook for specials and info about group rides.
Aztec Adventures is an event and tour guiding service focused on cycling experiences throughout San Juan County, New Mexico. Promoters of the Durango ~ Farmington Bicycle Tour, Galactic Grinder and Roost the Ridges an Enduro Style race. Also, they offer day and overnight tours of a variety of experiences. Ranging from cultural tours, gravel rides, singletrack trails, skills lessons, and more.
High Desert Mountain Biking Tours
Experienced and new riders will enjoy working with High Desert Mountain Biking Tours! Let local mountain bike enthusiasts help you discover the best trails for your ability and or tips and training for mountain biking in the area.
Outdoor Equipment Rental Facility
4601 College Blvd., Farmington NM
The San Juan College Equipment Rental Center offers you the opportunity to rent equipment to get you out on the trail, on the water, or in the mountains. Best of all, they offer it for the best price in the Four Corners! The experienced OERC staff can offer great ideas for places to raft, bike, backpack or climb. Please call for hours.
5160 College Blvd STE 104 Farmington, NM 87402
Visit Sandstone Cycles for bicycle sales, service, and rentals. Its mission is to help others ride bikes. From first-timers to experienced riders or just looking for the hottest trails to ride in the Farmington, NM area, they want to help you ride your bike more and worry less. Call or stop by today!