is merging with AllTrails! Please click here to read more.

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.

Distance: 7.3 miles Elevation Gain: 915 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

mountain biking

nature trips



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

mountain biking
Friday, October 07, 2011

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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Featured Trails