Monumental Loop: Interview with the founders

In our latest video interview, Neil sits down with The Monumental Loop route creators, Matt Mason and Pablo Lopez. Watch it here and learn about this brilliant 350-mile route out of Las Cruces, New Mexico…

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In Neil’s latest video chat, he joins our friends Matt Mason and Pablo Lopez, the founders and creators of The Monumental Loop bikepacking route. In the interview, they delve into topics such as why this 350-mile route was created, how they’re seeking to gain a national trail designation, and the geology and historical significance of the route itself. Watch it below, then scroll down to find more information about the Monumental Loop…


If you are looking for a fall or spring bikepacking trip, be sure to check out the route guide:

  • Monumental Loop Bikepacking Route, New Mexico
  • Monumental Loop Bikepacking Route, New Mexico
  • Monumental Loop Bikepacking Route, New Mexico
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Monumental LoopThe Organ Mountains are a geological highlight of Southern New Mexico. Visible throughout the route, they form the backbone of the newly created Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. Weaving together a network of rarely ridden singletrack, backcountry dirt roads, and sandy washes into an expansive Figure 8, the Monumental Loop maximises time spent exploring the monument and the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert… yet still providing ample opportunities for those all important burrito resupplies! View the full route guide.

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