Angel Fire is, without a doubt, one of the premier gravity bike parks in the Southwest. It's definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Taos. In fact, many gravity buffs make the commute from Santa Fe or Albuquerque every single weekend. Angel Fire is expanding and building new trails every year and the park has great variety, with everything from easy beginner trails, to fast flow trails with big berms (hell yeah, boulder dash!) and gnarly downhill tracks with lava rocks and wooden features. It is also definitely one of the most affordable parks, with special youth deals, two day passes and early/late-season day passes at only $33. They also offer a special "stay and ride" deal with the resort for $79.
For beginners, Angel Fire offers a range of lessons for different abilities, as well as bike and protection rental for those who don't own their own equipment.
For Beginners: Take Ziggy to Easy Street for an easy descent that flows through aspen groves and across ski runs
For Intermediate Riders: Take Ziggy to Duke to Boulder Dash for a ripping descent with tons of fun table tops and well-built berms, but nothing too gnarly
For Experts: Take Upper Chillin' to Lower Supreme for a wicked fast, steep, rooty experience
For a trail map and information about lessons, rentals and special deals, visit www.angelfirebikepark.com