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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.


    We have tested many Smartphone Apps and here is what we have found:


    Please Note

    • Some Smartphone Apps require a paid version to allow importing routes.
    • Testing was for ‘Follow the Line” only, not “Turn by Turn”.
    • If you use an app not listed below, let us know and we will try to test it for you.
    • We are not experts on Smartphone Apps. We will try to answer any and all questions, but there may be better resources online.


    Apps That Will Work With Our Routes:


    • REVER
    • Scenic (IOS Only)
    • Kurviger (Android Only)
    • Detecht
    • OsmAnd
    • Avenza
    • Calimoto
    • Gaia
    • Ride with GPS
    • GPS Tracks
    • InRoute
    • Harley Davidson
    • Indian Ride Command
    • My Triumph
    • GPX Viewer 2
    • Garmin Explore


    Apps That Will NOT Work With Our Routes:


    • Google Maps
    • Apple Maps
    • Waze
    • Riser
    • ESR (Eat Sleep Ride)
    • RoadTrippers
    • Sygic
    • Guru
    • Road Warrior Route Planner


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