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Talpa Traverse Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.3 mi Elevation gain 915 ft Route type Out & Back

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Corey Troiani
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Very rocky terrain, lots of ups and downs, quite a bit of broken glass at the beginning. Overall a nice mountain biking trail, prob less fun on foot.

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Marissa S.
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Hiking

Got a super, great workout doing this hike in the snow.

Max Davis
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Mountain biking

This trail is listed at an out and back, but actually connects to Maestes Road on one end, and Ojitos Canyon Trail on the other end. (Ojitos Canyon is listed as a loop, which is also not the case. We'll discuss that one in a different review.) Talpa Traverse is a great fun trail to ride, especially to gain or hone your skills for more difficult, longer rides. You'll cover climbs, dips, rocky terrain, deep sand, switchbacks, whoop-dee-doo's, obstacles, and lots of other fun things that will keep you on your toes, but not so much so that you can't have a rip-roaring time doing it. I love this little trail, and sometimes incorporate it into a commute. If you ask about it in Taos, you might want to call it the 'dump to dump' trail if nobody recognized the name listed here.

Katherine Brown
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Karina Armijo
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Karina Armijo
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Joseph Ramirez
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Joseph Ramirez
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MacLaren Scott
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Aadit Narula Gupta
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Tracy Engelien
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Carol Cohen
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Larron Dolence
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Cristina Ramirez
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Karina Armijo
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Mark Rudich
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Zarina Naz
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