Northside at Taos Ski Valley

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Northside at Taos Ski Valley

Northside at Taos Ski Valley
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James M
Wichita, KS13 contributions
Beautiful views, some challenging terrain
Aug 2019
This is a network of private trails, found between the Bull of the Woods Trail / Columbine Hondo Wilderness and the Wheeler Peak Wilderness. These trails are well-maintained, and the surface is easier to deal with than some of the forest service trails in the area. In the end, though, all of the trails up the Rio Hondo on the way to Taos Ski Valley and beyond are splendid. The Northside trails are probably the gentlest trails, however.
Written November 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JCMTBSKI
Albuquerque, NM8 contributions
Some of the best Mountain Biking in the area.
Oct 2018 • Solo
Well maintained switchback trails, great mountain view, the climbs will make your heart race! This is a privately owned fee based area.
Written October 8, 2018
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Pasomonte
Taos, NM81 contributions
A great MTB or hiking destination
May 2018 • Solo
Northside is a large tract of private property located in Taos Ski Valley. They offer access for a few dollars to hikers, mountain bikers, and snowshoers. You can also tour the property by snowmobile in the winter (Big Al). The terrain is almost all fairly steep and it is challenging to ride up it as it is thrilling to ride down. The apex is Fraser mountain, at 12. 168 FT it might be the highest bike trail in NM. The views are outstanding from several points. Nature lovers will find a lot to love at Northside. There are abundant wildflowers and mushrooms(please don't pick) during the summer and incredible displays of fall colors in September and October. Mountain bikers will find two tracks and single tracks from simple but steep to radical woodsy adventures. It is all well marked. There is no parking at the entrance so after getting your pass at the Chamber of Commerce you'll warm up by riding/walking up from the village about a mile(500Ft vertical). It is a very quiet and serene place and most likely you won't see anyone. Enjoy
Written May 21, 2018
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IlliniTrav
Illinois4,958 contributions
A Day I Will Always Remember
Mar 2013 • Couples
My husband and I are not skiers, but we really enjoy the outdoors and wanted to experience the beauty of the mountains near Taos. Snowshoeing seemed like a good idea for our late March trip to New Mexico. We called one guide who had already closed for the season, so we settled on Northside at Taos Ski Valley.
I was a little hesitant about this for several reasons. We had only been snowshoeing once before and were concerned about being at such a high elevation. Also, we are older and were worried that we wouldn’t be able to keep up. Lastly, I couldn’t find any reviews. Those fears were allayed when we met Kerrie from Northside at Taos Ski Valley, our guide. We were the only ones on the noon tour, and our time with Kerrie was like hiking with a good friend. She drove us up to the trailhead at the Williams Lake parking lot, strapped on our snowshoes, taught us how to walk in them, provided us with all the water we wanted and prompted us to keep hydrated, supplied us with Taos Mountain energy bars, and guided us through the most spectacular pine and aspen forests that led to stunning views of the mountains. When we got back to the parking lot, we relaxed and talked for a long time over some delicious hot cocoa that Kerrie shared with us. We were fortunate to do this tour on a perfect sunny and warm spring day, with the most beautiful blue sky.
We had thought about renting snowshoes and doing a trip on our own, but I’m glad that we had a guided trip. It isn’t cheap - we paid $65 each plus tip - but we felt it was worth it. Kerrie provided everything we needed, and knew where to go for the best scenery. No worries about getting the right shoes, finding a trail, etc.
Northside also offers a full moon snowshoe hike, and I’d like to experience that someday.
Written May 2, 2013
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joseph l
taos2 contributions
Worst paid attraction in the area.
Aug 2012 • Friends
These people are trying to sell old forest roads etc as a mountain biking mecca. Save your money and go to Angel Fire Ski Resort. Or ride the local single track for free. Also they have NO parking and you have to park down in the ski valley lot 1000 vertical feet + below.
Written February 18, 2013
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