Guidebook

Punish Yourself on Angel Fire Bike Park's Volcanic Gnar

One of the largest and most challenging bike parks in the Rocky Mountains.

Description

Crowned "Best in the Southwest" six years in a row by MTB Riders Choice Awards, Angel Fire Bike Park is a standout spot in Northern New Mexico. With around 60 miles of purpose-built lift-served terrain, Angel Fire claims to be the biggest bike park in the Rocky Mountains. Set on forested terrain with a summit elevation of nearly 11,000 feet, and situated just below a dormant volcano, this bike park is vast, it's epic and it's unusual.

You’ll be riding on Angel Fire’s signature lava rock whilst enjoying views of Moreno Valley and Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest summit.

With long, rough natural terrain routes descending 2,000+ feet, downhill racers can easily get their kicks. There’s an impressive amount of expert runs ready to challenge top riders. Rocky, technical, and steep, they’re fired up with big jumps and daring drops. But there is something for every rider; from manicured beginner flow trails, to North Shore-inspired skinnies, and huge black jump lines. The park’s most popular signature trails include Boulder Dash, an almighty jump trail, and Hungry Hippo, a black jump beast! The bike park crew are forever updating and adding new trails, so you could easily spend a week here exploring and discovering more.

If you’re new to bike parks and downhill, Angel Fire has a great beginners Ready to Ride program. You can rent a bike or bring your own, and you’ll get a three-hour intensive lesson and lift ticket, to start you off. Once you’ve caught the mountain biking bug, you can easily upgrade your lift ticket to a full day pass.

There’s a great bike shop and plenty of places to eat, but Angel Fire is quite far away from major cities, so it’s best to come stocked up and prepared. You can stay slopeside, directly by the Chile Express chairlift, at one of many affordable lodging options. If you’re looking for more amenities, comfort, and activities for the kids, you can try the new Angel Fire RV Resort, which is only a short drive from the bike park.

For more information on Angel Fire Bike Park go to: https://www.angelfireresort.com/activities/summer-activities/bike-park/

Upper Chillin'

Upper Chillin'

Angel Fire
1.8 km
0 m
293 m
Steep superchunk for experts only
Extreme
Private
Diesel Upper

Diesel Upper

Angel Fire
0.9 km
0 m
92 m
A fun blue connecting you to the other trails on the mountain
Moderate
Private
Upper Boogie

Upper Boogie

Angel Fire
1.6 km
0 m
286 m
Extremely technical superchunk through a variety of terrain
Extreme
Private
Transition

Transition

Angel Fire
1.1 km
0 m
86 m
An access trail that is really just a fire road
Moderate
Private
Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

Angel Fire
1.3 km
0 m
151 m
A local favorite with many large ladder bridge drops and wooden features
Moderate
Private
Drops and Lollipops

Drops and Lollipops

Angel Fire
0.9 km
0 m
89 m
A fast flow trail with exciting drops and berms
Moderate
Private
Graveyard (Pro Line)

Graveyard (Pro Line)

Angel Fire
0.2 km
0 m
28 m
A short section of extreme tech through a boulder field
Extreme
Private
Pepper Spray Lower

Pepper Spray Lower

Angel Fire
0.5 km
0 m
82 m
This is actually the final section of the World Cup
Severe
Private
Duke

Duke

Angel Fire
1.5 km
0 m
213 m
A fast but chunky techincal/flow mix
Moderate
Private
Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Angel Fire
2.4 km
0 m
242 m
The fan favorite, with top to bottom flow and jumps.
Moderate
Private
Dirt Diggler

Dirt Diggler

Angel Fire
0.1 km
0 m
20 m
A short cut used to transfer from Upper Supreme to Upper Chillin
Severe
Private
Enlightenment (XC)

Enlightenment (XC)

Angel Fire
3.9 km
345 m
0 m
The only uphill trail on the mountain
Moderate
Private
Last Call

Last Call

Angel Fire
0.5 km
0 m
60 m
A short but intense jump line leading down to the lift
Severe
Private
Pepper Spray

Pepper Spray

Angel Fire
0.5 km
0 m
94 m
A short technically demanding trail through the trees
Severe
Private
Lemonade

Lemonade

Angel Fire
1.4 km
0 m
160 m
A local favorite, with a mix of everything
Moderate
Private
Fo' Sho'

Fo' Sho'

Angel Fire
0.5 km
0 m
75 m
Fast technical riding with a new flow section
Severe
Private
Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan

Angel Fire
0.1 km
0 m
17 m
A short technical trail used to skip the climb on Combi
Moderate
Private
Candyland

Candyland

Angel Fire
1.0 km
0 m
115 m
Large jumps, hips, step ups, and drops. Freeride skills required.
Extreme
Private
Upper Supreme DH

Upper Supreme DH

Angel Fire
1.4 km
0 m
237 m
Steep superchunk for experts only
Extreme
Private
Angel's Plunge

Angel's Plunge

Angel Fire
4.6 km
18 m
476 m
A long, winding track down the left boundary of the resort
Moderate
Private
World Cup

World Cup

Angel Fire
2.1 km
0 m
333 m
Angel Fire's premiere race run and the ultimate test of your downhill prowess
Severe
Private
Hungry Hippo

Hungry Hippo

Angel Fire
1.3 km
1 m
110 m
A massive moto style jumpline containing the largest jumps on the mountain
Severe
Private
Diesel

Diesel

Angel Fire
1.4 km
0 m
154 m
A fast flow trail with technical sections lower down
Moderate
Private
Duchess

Duchess

Angel Fire
1.7 km
0 m
170 m
A winding technical track through the trees
Moderate
Private
Lower Supreme DH

Lower Supreme DH

Angel Fire
1.1 km
0 m
176 m
Smooth flowy jumps that are great for progressing in jump size
Severe
Private
Pinball

Pinball

Angel Fire
0.6 km
0 m
78 m
A short flowy jump line that skips part of Lower Boogie
Severe
Private