The trail basically follows an arroyo, braiding back and forth on either side of the canyon. It's a pretty straightforward trail to follow. You'll follow the arroyo for about 3.2 miles.
At mile 3.2 watch for a sharp right turn heading up the mountain along a bench cut. The last 1.9 miles of the ride will be a steep climb up to the top of the trail in alpine country.
If you miss this right turn, and continue heading straight, you'll soon end up in an slickrock area that you can play around in for a bit before doubling back to catch the trail again.
Trail surface varies along the course of the route, ranging from very rocky (near the upper end and in arroyo crossings), hardpacked dirt, and sections of sand.
You'll be exposed to sun during most of the ride, so make sure you're wearing sunscreen and have lots of water.
Starting elevation is 5,600ft at lower trailhead. 7,250ft at upper trailhead (+1,650ft elevation gain).
You'll eventually reach the upper end, at which point you either turn around and head back, OR possibly link up with West Side Road (FR90) or drop down A-Trail (T119) to Alamogordo.
This trail is open to ATV's, dirtbikes, mountain bikes, hikers, etc.
There's no water or restroom facilities at the trailhead, so you'll need to plan accordingly.
Dry Canyon (t5574) MTB Trail
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