Mountain and Road Biking in Sierra County

road biking near Elephant Butte Dam

mountain biking in Sierra County

Elephant Man Triathlon bike legRoads and trails are ridable year-round in Sierra County, dependent on the weather.

Mountain bikers can try their luck just about anywhere there’s open terrain, as long as it’s not designated Wilderness Area.

Popular routes for road cyclists include a loop through Elephant Butte and the roads to Engle (approx. 35 miles) and Cuchillo. Be aware, drivers on these roads don’t always know they need to give cyclists a wide berth.

Routes from Hillsboro (on the edge of the Black Range) include Highway 152, a winding road that leads to Emory Pass in the Gila Wilderness, or the road south from Hillsboro through the Chihuahua grasslands to Lake Valley (or even on to Nutt in Doña Ana County).

Beach cruisers, mountain bikes and E-Bikes are available for rent at Morning Star Outfitters in downtown Truth or Consequences.

If you’re looking for a leisurely bike path in T or C, Riverside Drive is reasonably smooth (barring chip seal treatments, etc.) and not too busy, but does not have bike lanes so watch for cars!

bikes for rent at Morning Star Outfitters

Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM
Director@SierraCountyNewMexico.info
575-894-1968

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