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The Taos North Loop is located in Northern New Mexico.  This loop begins on the outskirts of Taos and crosses the flat desert before climbing to the Taos Ski Valley.  After returning down the same curvy valley, the path turns back North and weaves along the rolling hills to the town of Questa.


After Questa, the road turns East and into the deep canyon along the Red River.  After a great twisty ride in the valley, the route arrives at the town of Red River.  In the town of Red River, there is another out and back trip further up the valley along the Red River.  Upon reaching the top of the valley, the ride returns to Red River.  


After reaching Red River the second time, the road turns East for a short run up and over the peaks before descending and turning South for a scenic and curvy ride into Eagles Nest.


Soon, the route turns West for a short, twisty climb up to Palo Flechado Pass.  After the pass, the road descends, curving and winding down the long valley onto the plains outside of Taos.  From there, it’s just a short ride back to the starting point in Taos.

Motorcycle Rides, New Mexico, Eagle Nest, Guadalupita, Chacon, Mora, Angel Fire

Location:  Northern New Mexico

Approximate Mileage:  120  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.5   Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Kit Carson Memorial State Park, Taos Ski Valley, Questa Visitor Center, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Elliot Barker Trail, Linda Rauch Gallery

Taos North Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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