Opening Day: May 14, 2015 - Closing Day: October 18, 2015
2015 OPERATING HOURS SPRING SEASON HOURS (May 14 - June 14)
Thursday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Memorial Day, May 25 REGULAR SEASON HOURS (June 17 - August 16)
Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. LATE SEASON HOURS (August 20 - August 30)
Thursday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FALL SEASON HOURS (September 4 - October 18)
Friday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Open Labor Day, September 7
2015 TICKET PRICES
Full Day: Adult $40 | Youth $30 | Senior $30
Biker Two-Ride (Two laps via chairlift): $20
Multi-Day Rate (3-day): $99
Season Pass: $269
2015 MTBPARKS PASS PERKS
• One FREE lift ticket
• 50% off return visits
Angel Fire Bike Park Overview
Angel Fire Bike Park: Voted Best Bike Park in the Southwest 2013 and 2014 MTBparks Riders' Choice Awards. With a summit elevation of nearly 11,000 feet just below a dormant volcano, Angel Fire offers a truly unique riding destination in Northern New Mexico. Forget the images of arid desert the state name conjurs; this returning Best of the Southwest resort is a forested gem featuring a variety of soil and weather including a monsoon season that allows builders to do amazing things with the dirt. Trails range from North Shore-inspired skinnies to massive jump lines, manicured flow and boulderiffic World Cup-esque superchunk. Check out the Angel Fire Bike Park for FREE this summer with your MTBparks Pass!
What to expect riding Angel Fire Bike Park
Angel Fire Bike Park, looking to cement its reputation as one of the best downhill mountain biking destinations in the Rockies, continues to grow in both size and reputation the each year. In 2015 the Angel Fire Bike Park will offer more new and improved downhill and cross-country trails for riders of all abilities, on one of the largest networks of lift-served mountain bike trails in North America.
“Our bike park has been solely developed and built by a team of actual riders. The goal has always been to create the most authentic trails that riders will be excited about,” explains Hogan Koesis, bike park director, Angel Fire Resort. “The equal mix of man-made versus natural trails on our mountain is what most people who come to check us out, compliment us on. We strive to give all riders a great experience, which we’ve worked hard in the off-season to create.”
WHAT'S NEW AT ANGEL FIRE BIKE PARK
While the Angel Fire Bike Park has solidified its reputation with expert riders by hosting a series of races and events, including the 2013 Red Bull Dreamline event, the park’s goal this season is to engage more beginners and intermediates to the sport and expand its cross-country trail network throughout the town of Angel Fire and nearby National Forest. The park will also expand its new blue trail, Devinci’s Code, by two additional miles. Construction on Devinci’s Code started in the fall of 2014 and will be open to the public at the 5th annual Gravity Games and Bikes, Blues and Brews Festival, which happens over Labor Day weekend. The park plans on trail re-designs which will focus primarily on sustainable drainage, increased flow and most importantly smoothing out many of the existing trails in the park. These additions will now offer riders, of all abilities, over 100 miles of new and enhanced trails.
“It’s been key to grow our bike park at a rate in which we can develop outstanding new riding trails while still being focused on making sure our current trails are kept in great riding conditions. To be able to have grown our total trail mileage by over 100% in the past three summers and now to be able to offer our guests over 100 total miles of riding is something we’re really proud of," said Koesis.
Additionally, the resort has invested in adding bike park carriers to the Chile Express chairlift for an easier and a no compromise experience transport up to the summit.
2015 ANGEL FIRE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
OPENING WEEKEND BASH | May 14 - 17
Join the Angel Fire crew for an early start to the 2015 bike season.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND RIDE, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL | May 21 - 25
Join the Angel Fire Crew for the national holiday with a South Boundary XC Trail Ride (Angel Fire to Taos) with free shuttle service provided, live music, demo days, a beer garden and free outdoor movies.
FREERIDE WEEKEND| May 28 - 31 Free downhill bike lessons for everyone who comes to check out the bike park. The resort will also host a free cross-country bike clinic along the green belt trails, kids and family bike clinics and a beer garden.
NEW MEXICO ENDURO CUP | June 13 - 14
One of the Nation’s most unique and largest Enduro races, the New Mexico Enduro Cup, sponsored by Mountain Top Cycling, is all about combining cross-country athleticism with downhill technique. One day out-of-bounds and one day in-bounds.
USA CYCLING PRO GRT CHILI CHALLENGE RACE |June 19 - 21
Angel Fire Bike Park hosts the USA Cycling PRO Gravity Tour. Events will include Downhill and Dual Slalom racing along with festivities in between.
ANGEL FIRE’S 5th ANNUAL FREERIDE FESTIVAL AND BREWFEST | September 4 - 7
Gravity and Brewfest, need we say more? This awesome event continues with a whip-off and long jump, racing, a movie premiere, craft beers and prizes. All season pass holders will be entitled to free entry to the Gravity Games & Brewfest.
NEW MEXICO ENDURO CUP MOUNTAIN BIKING RACES |September 26 - 27
Come out and race the final stop on the New Mexico Enduro Cup, presented by Mountain Top Cycling. This action packed weekend will include multiple Enduro courses and the UNM Back to School Special Races.
CLOSING WEEKEND | October 16 - 18 (weather permitting)
Come out and finish off another amazing season of mountain biking with one last shredfest!
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Angel Fire Bike Park offers over 50 miles of downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails, plus a cool pump track located at the base of the chair lift and a new drop zone skills park area. Known for serious downhill mtb terrain, Angel Fire just completed an extensive expansion plan during the past few years, which included an assortment of new trails. The bike park's primary focus was on building more sweet berms, smooth flowy sections, technical gnar, and tons of jumps. Angel Fire Bike Park now caters to every level of rider, offering everthing from beginner rolls to monster hucks and tons of features for the most advanced downhill riders.
This trail is the epitome of fun for all. Even though it’s a green it offers something for all. With twists and turns and rollers that you can jump, this trail is the ultimate definition of flow. This trail is as fast as you can make it, but an easy cruiser for most.
This trail is an easy cruiser. Mostly comprised of double track, it offers the easiest way down the mountain. There is undoubtedly the occasional berm and roller to experience what bike parks are all about, but plainly speaking, this is the trail that you take someone on their very first mountain bike ride. With minimum consequence, this trail is the definition of an easy cruiser.
This trail starts out with a fairly aggressive rock-garden and blends nicely into a couple of bridges and some nice chutes. After that, it begins to wind into some slightly steep and fast single-track that is fast paced and jam packed with speed. This trail is perfect for someone who loves to ride fast and have obstacles thrown at them from every angle.
Well with a name like this it better be a mountain biker’s paradise, right? Wooden dirt-jumps, elevated log rides, 40+ feet jumps and a hip that is over 18 feet tall. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Of course it does, that’s why it’s called Candy Land. So come on out and enjoy, but be careful, the jumps are huge!
Very similar to Upper Boogie except a little flatter. This track is good chainless because it teaches you how to maintain your momentum. This track does have a few drops and jumps, but primarily focuses on conserving momentum. Extremely rock and rough, this trail also demands that you ride on your A game.
Our crown jewel of a black trail. Monster jumps, wicked berms, super steep chutes and rock gardens that will definitely catch you by surprise. This trail is supreme because it has every possible kind of trail feature known to man. Ride it, you wont’ be disappointed.
Hold on because it’s going to be a bumpy ride! The most demanding downhill track in North America, Period! Steep, technical and extremely rocky and rooty. This track demands the upmost attention of even seasoned riders. If you like it rough, than this is the track for you.
This track was originally created to host the 2005 UCI World Cup. Here’s your chance, ride as fast as humanly possible to see how you compare to the legends such as Greg Minnar, Kris Kovarik, Mick Hannah and of course, Steve Pete.
Have you ever been sitting in your back yard on a Sunday afternoon with a nice cold glass of Lemonade? Ah, how refreshing. It’s perfect crisp taste, quenching your thirst with every sip. Lemonade is a perfect blend of single-track and high speed blasters that will make you coming back for more. When you get a wild hair up your sleeve, go explore, you certainly won’t be disappointed, this is a super fun trail.
Do you want berms? Do you want jumps? Do you want drops? Do you want all of these on the same trail? Well, you have it! This trail is super fun. You drop in and immediately start your pinball experience. Riding from berm to berm with the occasional jump and an optional drop, you will be grinning from ear to ear. This trail is the perfect way to finish off your downhill adventure.
This trail has the best windy single-track in the entire world. Designed by an underground trail-ninja, this trail will blow you away. With awesome views and controlled elevation loss and gain, you will be surfing contour lines for over 4 miles. Undoubtedly the mountains crown jewel.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – With no fanfare, the mooring lines from my life in Texas were released and I set sail with my truck, my bike, an MTBparks Pass and not much else. A mountain bike tour of the Rockies was my broadcast message to everyone. Lessons in self-discipline and camping were to come. The highways served as canals to my target destinations. It was time to go off the edge of my personal map.
ANGEL FIRE, NM –When Ross McDonald isn't busy chasing races for MTB Mania, he takes every opportunity ride his own bike. So when he embarked on a cross-country road trip from New Mexico to Massachusetts in his "down" time, he picked up an MTBparks Pass to ride free at bike parks along the way. His first stop, Angel Fire Bike Park, stop was voted two-time Best of the Southwest in the Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park has released the full schedule for the 2015 Gravity Games. On September 4, the 7th Annual Gravity Games will kick off with a free showing of unReal, and feature three days of races and contests including a chainless race, whip-off, photo scavenger hunt, long jump, bike jousting and more. Oh yeah, it also happens to coincide with the Bikes, Blues and Brews festival. Full details below.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The New Mexico Enduro Cup heads to Angel Fire Bike Park August 16 for the final race of the season. This State Championship event will determine which riders will reign as 2015's NM State Champions. Five timed stages will descend more than 10,000 feet of Angel Fire's finest trails and over $4,000 in cash and prices will be up for grabs.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The historic Chile Challenge returned to Angel Fire Bike Park this year, this time as the third stop of the Pro GRT. More than 200 racers made the pilgrimage to the small town in Northern New Mexico last month, and when the dust settled on the classic World Cup track, our freinds at MTB Mania had captured the action. We got a sneak peak earlier, but the full episode is finally ready. So sit back, relax, open a cold one and press play.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The dust settled, literally, on course at Angel Fire Bike Park Sunday evening over what was a perfect weekend of downhill racing. Riders celebrated together at the base of the mountain, gathered for awards then packed up to head home. The Chile Challenge Pro GRT brought over 200 racers into town from around the country to a course that showcased a bit of everything the mountain has to offer.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – It was a rad day on the hill as racers pushed themselves yet even further for the last time on the old World Cup track during finals at the Angel Fire Bike Park Chille Challenge Pro GRT. Times dipped below 4 minutes after having the top qualifier sitting at 4:03 yesterday.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – First day of practice for the Angelfire GRT started early and everyone was eager to tackle the 2005 World Cup course. Though slightly smoothed out, the long rock gardens proved to be a challenge as far as keeping speed throughout. The OG road gaps looked to be intimidating, but it seemed no one wiped out there.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The Chile Challenge returns to Angel Fire Bike Park June 19 through 21. Now in its 26th incarnation, this year's Chile Challenge will also be the third stop of the Pro GRT. More than 300 racers are expected to compete on the 1,800 vertical feet of the revamped World Cup course on a mountain steeped in racing history—pun intended.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – After an unseasonably dry ski season at many resorts, Old Man Winter attempted to come out swinging during several opening weekends at bike parks around the Southwest, and Angel Fire Bike Park took a beating. The Best of the Southwest may have stumbled, but refused to tap out. MTBparks.com ambassador Buck Honcho was ringside.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens this Thursday, May 14, for the summer of 2015. This two-time Best of the Southwest has a host of trail updates for 2015 and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free day and 50 percent off return visits.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park announced the installation of 38 new quick-load triple-bike carriers on its Chile Express chairlift. The new carriers are an improvement in response to a common request among riders, according to Hogan Koesis, bike park director at Angel Fire Resort. The new system will hold three bikes per chair and will increase uplift capacity as well as more securely and safely carry bikes with less chance of scratching the top tubes.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass for 2015 with ONE FREE DAY AND 50% OFF RETURN VISTS. The MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park added Hungry Hippo—the largest built black jump trail in North America, according to the resort—to its trail map during the 2014 season, and it promises to be a highlight for 2015 as well. In this Q&A, trail crew foreman Patrick West describes the build and experience. "It is a cross between I would say a downhill, BMX and motocross trail," says West. "What makes the Hungry Hippo different is the sheer size of the trail and what machines we actually used to create the trail." Watch the video after the break.
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend when the mountain hosts the second annual Gravity Games & Brewfest. Yep, two of your favorite things wrapped up into one kick-ass weekend. Festivities include a whip-off and longjump competition, downhill racing, a free movie showing, a run for the world’s longest Boulder Dash train, and lots of tasty craft brew sampling. This may be just what you're looking for if you're still trying to decide what to do this weekend.
Angel Fire, NM – Grab your POV camera, head for the trails and start filming your best edit. The crew at Angel Fire Bike Park wants to know why you should win a 2015 Angel Fire Bike Park Gravity Pass next summer. The submission process is simple. Head to Angel Fire, create an edit, post it to YouTube and you're on your way to fame an possibly a free pass.
Angel Fire, NM – The country's top downhill and dual slalom riders are making the trip to Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico for the 2014 USA Cycling Gravity MTB National Championships this weekend. Each pro race is featuring an equal prize purse of $1,000 that pays five deep. This early season running means that winners get the chance to rock the Stars-and-Stripes for most of the summer!
ANGEL FIRE, NM – There’s a slight chill in the mid-May air and my lungs burn as I struggle to catch my breath at the top of Angel’s Plunge. It’s one of the newest trails on the mountain, and also one of the only ones requiring a bit of uphill effort once unloading from the Chile Express. The rocky doubletrack isn’t a very long climb, but at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, the pounding echoing in my full-face begs to differ.
Angel Fire Bike Park, NM – I have been counting down the days until the DH season opener all winter, and it almost didn't happen. Angel Fire was poised to open Friday May 16th, but the 14 inches of snow they received on Tuesday almost closed it down. With a solid trail crew, and a good turn out of gravity patrons, the park opened on time with only a few upper trails closed.
Angel Fire, NM – When Angel Fire Bike Park was crowned the Best Bike Park in the Southwest from the 2013 Rider Choice Awards, its team made a pledge to make sure the park would be in tip top riding shape when the lift starts spinning on May 17th and they are taking that pledge seriously! The trail crew began to get things rolling towards the end of April when everyone arrived in full stoke, and 100% fired up to start getting the goods ready to share with you this summer despite some challenging weather...
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens for the 2014 season on May 17 and the crew has been working hard to get things ready for summer. Along with a host of races, festivals and events planned for the summer, the resort recently released a sneak peek at what to expect this season. Look no further than MTBparks.com for the full run-down on everything that's happening at Angel Fire, the Best Bike Park in the Southwest.
Angel Fire, NM – Still looking for something to do this Labor Day Weekend? Come join in the fun at one of the top mountain biking destinations in North America at Angel Fire Bike Park for their first annual Gravity Games & Brewfest.
Angel Fire, NM — Want to knock the dust off your DH rig? Or maybe you just want to try out your new steed for the season? Summer is right around the corner and your buddies want take the first road trip of the season, what better place to clear your head than the new and improved Angel Fire Bike Park.
Angel Fire, NM – The Red Bull Final Descent Series wraps up at Angel Fire Bike Park once again this year on September 29, 2012. The 3rd annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back, over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns in 2012 with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.
Angel Fire, NM — As the 2012 mountain bike season begins to get underway, plans are starting to unfold for further expansion at Angel Fire Bike Park in Northern New Mexico. In April, they announced plans to add another 20 miles of trails this summer.
Angel Fire, NM — The location for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships in 2013 and 2014 is the Angel Fire Bike Park in Angel Fire, N.M., USA Cycling announced. The exact dates of the 2013 and 2014 events will be announced at a later date.
Angel Fire, NM — Mountain bikers put to the test with nonstop 12-hour downhill ride. Red Bull Final Descent makes its last stop at Angel Fire Resort. It was a frosty morning packed with snow as riders came out to take on the mountain at the last stop of Red Bull Final Descent at Angel Fire Resort. The event brought out 127 dedicated riders participating in categories including expert, pro, team, male and female.
Angel Fire, NM — The Red Bull Final Descent will begin with a mass start at the top of the lift at 9:00 a.m. The course closes at 8:45pm sharp, and all riders on the mountain at that time will be allowed to score their final lap.
If two riders are on similar total laps, the first to cross the finish on their final lap will be the winner.
WHO: Solo, Duo and Team riders, competing in Pro & Expert divisions, will push the limits in this 12-hour MTB downhill challenge. Riders can enter one event or ride all three stops in the series.
WHAT: The 2nd annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns this year with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.
Angel Fire, NM – July 23, 2011 – Angel Fire Bike Park Presents the 2nd Annual Freeride Festival, Friday August 19th, Saturday August 20th ,and Sunday August 21st. To participate in Freeride Festival activities you must show a valid full-day bike park ticket or a 2011 Gravity Pass.Participants must register, sign event waiver and get a wristband at Freeride Festival Booth located outside the Ticket Office.
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Resort is hosting the 2nd annual Freeride Festival August 19 – 21, 2011. The event will offer live music, beer and a chance to mountain bike the area in a non-competitive, fun, festival environment. The weekend will include open rides, equipment demonstrations, skills training sessions and several competitions. The three-day event will also include family friendly races, contests and a Little Tikes Terrain Park.
Angel Fire, NM - USA Cycling is pleased to announce a two-year agreement with New Mexico's Angel Fire Resort to host the 2011 and 2012 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.
After unanticipated difficulties forced the original venue to step down as the event's host this spring, Angel Fire agreed to step in and offer up its world-class bike park for the three days of national championship racing.
Both the 2011 and 2012 events will be held on their originally scheduled weekends of October 28-30, 2011 and October 26-28, 2012.
Angel Fire has some of the longest, roughest natural terrain in the country, making a favorite among downhill racers. But, despite how rocky the mountain is, the trail crew has done an excellent job building beginner trails, flow trails, and jump trails with really big table tops. Because of how readily the trail crew accepts rider suggestions, Angel Fire truly is a bike park built for riders, by riders.
The only downside to Angel Fire is how far away it is from major cities. However, lodging is cheap and the bike shop has everything you might need, so it is definitely worth staying for a few days! The head mechanic, Clay, is also the most talented mechanic I have ever met, so even if you do have any mechanical issues, you will be back riding ASAP!
If you like groomed jump trails or natural gnar you will find it here. The only down side is the loading system for the bikes. It's one and on some chairs two bikes at a time. The btrail crew actually listens to all input from riders. They are constantly adding new trails and updating the current ones. This park is a little out of the way but well worth the drive.