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.
Mountain biking trails are abundant throughout Farmington and offer a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and scenery of the high desert plains. More than 30 miles of trails can be accessed within minutes from Main Street, delighting mountain bikers that live in or visit Farmington.
Farmington also offers ample opportunity for triathletes and competitors to train with our 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.
Farmington offers miles of mountain bike trails. The massive trail system stretches across city, BLM and state land from the center of town east to Flora Vista and west to La Plata. Within Farmington, the top trail access points 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. Following are a few of our most popular marked trails, call 800-448-1240 for additional information.
The Road Apple Rally is an annual mountain bike race held in Farmington 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.
Road Apple Map and Race Info
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 great single track, slickrock and tight turns.
Alien Run Map and Race Info
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 trail system is popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists and consists of paved, mulch, dirt and cobbelstone paths.
If you are looking for local trail information or bike rentals, sales or service look no further than these top Farmington businesses!
4301 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
505 Cycles is your one stop bike shop! Daily and weekly mountain bike rentals available. 505 Cycles also offers specialized bicycles and accessories as well as repair and service of all bikes. Stop by today with your bike needs or to learn more about local trails.
Outdoor Equipment Rental Center
4601 College Blvd., Farmington NM
Hours of operation: Monday and Thursday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
400 Scott Avenue Farmington, New Mexico
Explore Farmington's River Walk Trails on bike and or tube the Animas River - with Animas Outdoors! This family owned business offers river tube rentals, shuttle service and bike rentals to help you enjoy the beauty of Animas and Berg Park.
NM Highway 371, south of Farmington
Head Canyon OHV Recreation Area is located just south of Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Both are located on the south end of Farmington on Highway 371. Head Canyon is designated primarily for OHV motorcross racing.