King Of The Mountain

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8
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Singletrack
↑ 6,000 ft
↓ 5,200 ft
10,008
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Ned Overend set the course record with a time of 49 min. Be prepared to climb you A off for 8.2 miles but, you shall be rewarded with a sweet decent. Make sure you stay left on the decent unless you know the area. If you ride this trail on a weekday bring a cell phone and tools...Climb on
added by Guest September 10, 2003
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)
 

Bunny Hop

August 22, 2015
Bill Mundy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I've been looking forward to doing this trail for some time. Aside from some rocky technical spots it was just traversing and switch backing. I would recommend skipping and go to Winsor in Santa Fe. I'm glad I did it though!

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July 12, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I rented a bike at the resort and got a lift pass. Overall, disappointed with this trail and the rental. The resort gave me a XC bike with maybe 2-3 inches of travel front and back, platform pedals that were torn up, and a crank that clicked every time I pedaled. If I did this again, I would rent a much nicer bike in the city and bring it out. All of the bikes at the resort were XC and maybe cost $500 brand new. Very dissapointed in the rental.

As for the trail itself, it was OK at best. Even if you take the lift and descend from the top, be ready for some elevation gain. Considering the rental I had was a 26erx2.1 tires, many of the rocky ascents were not realistic with by set up. That being said, I ended up walking a lot of the uphills. Also, toward the bottom a lot of the trail was overgrown (this isn't such a big deal but for a resort style downhill singletrack I was expecting a bit more). There were no features I saw other than one tabletop. Some berms thrown in, but this is expected.

The one thing that was great about the trail was the scenery. Aspen's, pine, mountain elk and other woodland critters were all around if you care to stop and look around. At one point I stopped and looked to my right to find a few stag maybe 10 yards away from me. Very cool.

There is much nicer singletrack in the Forest and foothills that you can access and have a better time.

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Gramcounter


October 1, 2014
skelldify Gramcounter  
 
Review: Boring uphill, boring downhill. Unless you love switchbacks, then it'd be amazing.

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Epic


October 22, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This route is definitely a slog. Traverse/switchback/traverse/switchback and repeat ad infinitum, with a few quick rocky, technical bits thrown in. The downhill is also just a series of curve/cross/curve/cross without much variety, but you won't have to pedal for miles and some of the curves are nicely banked.

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Epic


October 1, 2014
skelldify Epic  
 
Review: This guy nailed it.

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Poseur

September 12, 2010
mdgeddie Poseur  
 
Review: Great trail with nice views. A bit rocky in places but you learn to anticipate those areas. I started mountain biking in 2010 because I needed a good workout to supplement running. This trail is not for people that are out of shape, mountain biker or not.

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Poseur

September 7, 2009
omaha Poseur  
 
Review: 8 miles? if you take the ski lift up and bomb down. the whole ride up and down is 15 miles. a pain to go up with many switchbacks, but the ride down is sweet. lots of erosion from the rain, the ruts have invaded the singeltrack so be careful.

* Review edited 9/7/2009

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Bunny Hop

October 12, 2006
caleb Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Pretty trail, though it's getting washed out due to recent rains. Should have remembered to bring snow chains for my bike! Dress warm, plan a whole day for an ascent and descent.

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Granny Gear

June 21, 2004
PGreydanus Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is, indeed, a terrific trail. It is beautiful country and the trail is technical enough to make anyone happy. A couple of corrections and clarifications about the directions to the trail, though. I-40 runs east/west so from Albuquerque one needs to take I-40 EAST not north. Also, the thirteen miles to the ski area the author refers to is really more like 12 and is actually measured from the exit from I-40 and not from the turn off to the Sandia crest as the context would suggest. I hope you all find and enjoy this trail.

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King Of The Mountain MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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