Southern Enchanted Century Loop

Holman Hill

Holman Hill Descent

The Southern Enchanted Century Loop begins and ends at Ranchos de Taos. This spectacular, scenic ride is a demanding, take plenty of water and food. Be prepared for storms. There are a number of towns along the way where you can get food and water but not much between. Note the elevation gain. There are several hard climbs. For the most part there is minimal traffic, no shoulders, but the road surfaces are decent. Thanks to Tom Sullivan for developing this ride.

Distance: 103 miles, 6,640 ft. elevation gain.

Getting There: This loop begins and ends at Ranchos de Taos south of Taos on NM68 at NM518. Since it is a loop it can begin at other points on the loop.

Roadway: Mostly 2-lane with light traffic.

Options: Combine the Southern Enchanted Century Loop with the Taos High Country Tour for a two day ~140 mile ride overnighting in Angel Fire. This eliminates the NM64 leg over Palo Flechado Pass.

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