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Scenic Biking Routes Through Rural New Mexico

Biking routes rural New MexicoThe wide and beautiful open roads of New Mexico offer up some of the most scenic and enjoyable biking routes in the country. Whether you’re new to the area, or whether you’re just looking for a change in scenery and pace, the charming ambiance at Hacienda Vargas is waiting for you. Head out for a day enjoying the dramatic vistas of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley, then come back to relax in a jacuzzi tub and the quiet ambiance you’ll find at our historic Inn.  Book your room with us today, and see where your two wheels can take you.

The Top Biking Routes Near Hacienda Vargas

Hacienda Vargas is a wonderful place to call home as you explore the Land of Enchantment on two wheels, whether you prefer to remain on roads, or whether you’re up for venturing off onto some of the many mountain biking routes in the area.  One of the most beautiful of these mountain biking routes is through Las Huertas Canyon, which will take you 22 miles from the cottonwoods of the Rio Grande River Valley to the majestic top of Sandia Crest.  Starting from our historic Bed and Breakfast, pedal towards the small town of Placitas.  As you pass through town and cross the Cibola National Forest boundary, the road will turn to dirt and you’ll be on the North side of the Sandia Mountains amongst the prairie grasses and Piñon trees.  Continue up the mountains into the land of the Ponderosa Pines, taking care to stop at the incredible Sandia Man Cave site along the way.  If you still have energy left at this point, continue the final 5 mile push to the top of the Sandia Crest, where you’re efforts will be rewarded with one of the most stunning views in the Albuquerque area.  There’s even a restaurant at the crest, where you can refuel and enjoy the moment, before heading back for an afternoon of relaxation at Hacienda Vargas.

biking routes rural new mexicoIf you want the hard-earned ride up to the top of Sandia Peak but don’t want to hit the dirt to get there, don’t fret. You can still access this beautiful place. Simply start your ride at Cedar Crest off I-40, and head up Highway 536 to the top.  You’ll gain roughly 4,000 feet in elevation as you go. Another beautiful biking route suitable for riders of all abilities is the Paseo del Bosque Trail, which leaves from Albuqeruque and travels through the beautiful cottonwoods along the Rio Grande. This ride can easily be reached by heading south from our Bed and Breakfast on highway 313.  Along the way, you’ll be near great historic sites, such as the Santa Fe Trail, the Santa Ana Pueblo, and the Pueblo of Sandia Village before hooking up with the Rio Grande River, and eventually the Paseo del Bosque.  Knowing there is a jacuzzi tub and an afternoon of relaxation waiting for you after your long ride makes staying at Hacienda Vargas all the more worthwhile.

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