The trails at Northside are a runners dream. Well maintained by awesome volunteers, and well signed so you won't get lost. Northside has several loop systems to enjoy depending on mileage and level of fitness. A trail map is provided with your access permit. See the trail map here.


Northside is open all year for trail running. Access permits are available at the trailhead kiosk. Click here to learn more on how and where to obtain a permit.


If you enjoy running packed routes in the Winter, Bull Of The Woods and Frazer Mountain Roads are perfect, since these are used by the snowmobile tour.

Northside is such a great place
to run, it was chosen as the host
location for the annual Bull Of
The Woods Trail Races
(September 14, 2019).


Check out the event website
and Facebook page.


Adventure Pro Magazine
produced these great videos about the race and area:

The Favorite Rides page outlines routes that are awesome for running too. If it's good for biking, it's good for running!

Northside at Taos Ski Valley is:

  • 1,200 acres
  • 2,800 ft. vertical gain
  • 12,163 ft. highest point on Frazer Mountain
  • Elevation range from 10,000 ft. to 12,163 ft.
  • Approximately 18 miles of old roads and trails
  • Subalpine and Alpine life zones


Learn more about the flora and fauna on the Hiking page.


After your run, relax and refuel with some great food and brews available right in Taos Ski Valley. Shop a little then take a relaxing ride up the chairlift (summer only).

Northside at Taos Ski Valley