Angel Fire Bike Park to Add 20 Miles of New Trails in 2012
Angel Fire Bike Park, one of the best mountain biking destinations in the Rockies, added over eleven miles of trails last season. That was only the beginning as the park staff has mapped out close to twenty miles of new trails for expansion. The total of 60 miles of trails open by the end of summer 2012 is a 100% increase in riding terrain from just over a year ago.
While the mountain has long offered some of the best expert trails, the resort has worked hard to improve and expand the beginner and intermediate trails, so those new to riding can hone their skills in a safe and controlled environment. This season Angel Fire Resort is offering more for families and younger riders who have never mountain biked, including more smaller-sized bikes in the rental fleet, base area skill centers, bike clinics and multi-day camps.
The 60 miles trail network does not include the great off-mountain trails in the village of Angel Fire and surrounding Kit Carson National Forest. Options off the mountain include the 23-mile South Boundary Trail, which begins just south of Angel Fire and ends in Taos, NM. The South Boundary Trail, deemed by many to be a "can't miss" epic ride, features some of the best high-altitude single-track anywhere in the United States. These off-mountain trails give reason to plan extended stays in Angel Fire to experience all the area offers for fat tire enthusiasts.
Whether it's easily cruising down one of the new XC trails or taking on one of the technical root sections, drops or jumps riders can try something new on every decent. At an altitude of 10,600 feet bikers will have access to one of the largest lift-access trail networks in North America.