Mountain and Road Biking in Sierra County
Roads and trails are ridable year-round in Sierra County, dependent on the weather.
Mountain bikers can try their luck just about anywhere there’s open terrain, as long as it’s not designated Wilderness Area.
Popular routes for road cyclists include a loop through Elephant Butte and the roads to Engle (approx. 35 miles) and Cuchillo. Be aware, drivers on these roads don’t always know they need to give cyclists a wide berth.
Routes from Hillsboro (on the edge of the Black Range) include Highway 152, a winding road that leads to Emory Pass in the Gila Wilderness, or the road south from Hillsboro through the Chihuahua grasslands to Lake Valley (or even on to Nutt in Doña Ana County).
If you’re looking for a leisurely bike path in T or C, Riverside Drive is reasonably smooth (barring chip seal treatments, etc.) and not too busy, but does not have bike lanes so watch for cars!