119 mi. / 192 km2-3 days
The Chama Charmer, New Mexico
5 Dec 6 cass-gilbert The United States
Set to a skyscape of Simpson-esque clouds, New Mexico abounds with high pastures, primitive two track, and remote backcountry trails. Beginning on the Colorado border, this long weekend, high elevation route showcases some of the most enjoyable bikepacking in north of the state, making use of the Continental Divide Trail to lace in mile upon mile of singletrack. If hot springs are your style, round off the ride by pampering yourself in the luxurious desert resort of Ojo Caliente, from where public transport will whisk you back to Española, Santa Fe or Albuquerque.