South Boundry Trail #164

Area Status: Open
This area is Open


There are multiple loops and point to point options that incorporate the South Boundary Trail.  The actual Trail #164 begins at the El Nogal Picnic Area on US Highway 64 approximately three miles east of Taos and ends on Forest Road 76 near Angel Fire.

Attractions and Consideration:

The South Boundary Trail is an incredible tour of the Sangre de Cristo Range that takes you across ridges, valleys, and over several peaks, through gorgeous conifer forests and incredible stands of aspen.  The trail is at its very best in the fall when aspens along the route turn every shade of yellow, gold, and fiery orange.  Besides being a wonderfully scenic tour of New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains, this is also one of the state’s best mountain bike rides.

Recommended Season:

Spring and summer for hiking and mountain biking 

Map of South Boundary Trail # 164 (pdf file)

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District.



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Difficulty Level: Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
20.1 miles

  Elevation : 
7,190 feet - 9,920 feet