New Mexico Summits and Passes - MTB - Approach heights


- approach heights are divided into groups of 500 feet
- tabulation order: highest approach group first
- within each group approaches are sorted by average grade
- the first grade figure is average uphill grade. It does not consider drops in elevation
- the second optional grade figure considers drops in elevation, averaging both drops and climb grades.
- both grade figures do not consider elevation differences smaller than 100ft, and underestimate the true climb.
- all approaches in this table are at least partially unpaved. But other approaches to the same pass may be paved.
- approach height is the difference between starting point and summit.
- each approach may be presented by multiple rows. The difference is the starting point.
- only the highest entry for each approach is linked.
- different approaches may have sections in common.
- approach type: L: low point; S: summit  ( or point of highest elevation; not necessarily pass elevation ); W: waypoint ( between summit and low point ). L->S approaches are linked.






Approach Height
avg grade
Pass/Summit
Approach from
drop
distance
max elevation
apr. type
5499ft<-5000ft







4750
6.2/6.5
FR150 summit(u): Santa Fe Ski Basin North: jct NM592 -rte76, north east of Tesuque via Pacheco Canyon
~100ft
14+1/2miles
11960
L->S
4950
5.1/6.1
FR150 summit(u): Santa Fe Ski Basin
South: Santa Fe, Paseo de Peralta via NM475
~500ft
18+1/2miles
11960
L->S
4999ft<-4500ft







4499ft<-4000ft






3999ft<-3500ft







3739
3.5
Ortiz Peak summit(u)
South: Questa via Cabresto Canyon
-
20+1/2
11209
L->S
3660
2.0/2.6
FR76 summit(u)
East: Guadalupita
~500ft
34+1/2miles
11230
L->S
3499ft<-3000ft







3310
3.8
Lagunita Saddle South: Questa via Red River
-
16+1/2
10780
L->S
3310
3.5
Lagunita Saddle
North: Questa via Cabresto Canyon
-
18
10780
L->S
3030
3.3
FR437 summit(u)
South: jctNM68-NM518, north of Ranchos de Taos
-
17+1/2
10000
L->S
3060
3.1
FR437 summit(u) North: jct NM68-NM585 via US64
-
3.1
10000
L->S
3059
3.0
Ortiz Peak summit(u)
North: Amalia
-
19+1/2
11209
L->S
2999ft->2500ft







2890
2.7
FR76 Osha Pass
East: jct NM585-NM68, south of Taos
-
20+1/2
9940
L->S
2670
4.2
FR76 summit(u) West: Tres Ritos; jct FR153-NM518
-
12miles
11230
L->S
2499ft<-2000ft






2220
2.8/3.0
Baylor Pass
East: I70 service road access, Las Cruces
~100ft
15miles
6350
L->S
1999ft->1500ft






1530
9.7
Baylor Pass East: Baylor Pass trailhead
-
3miles
6350
W->S
1499ft<-1000ft






1480
4.7
Baylor Pass West: jct with road to White Sands
-
6miles
6350
L->S
1470
2.7/3.4
FR76 Osha Pass West: Aqua Fria
-
10+1/2
9940
L->S
999ft<-500ft







820
2.8
Manning Canyon summit(u)
East: jct NM11 - Lauterner Lane, north of Columbus
-
5+1/2 miles
5030
L->S
880
2.0
Manning Canyon summit(u) West: unmarked dirt road jct west of NM11
-
8+1/2miles
5030
L->S
 

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