Perk Canyon

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4.25 out of 5
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added by blakeovard Gramcounter on July 24, 2007
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Perk Canyon is perfect for beginning riders, yet still big fun for the hardcore rider. The first few twists and turns are challenging, but the ride down is well worth the effort. Winding and climbing, this favorite of locals and tourists will enchant you. One minute you're in town and the next, you're deep in the forest. It climbs and jogs, crisscrosses a stream several times, twists and turns, and occasionally opens to beautiful meadows. Altitude change is only about 500 feet over the 3 mile each way leg, but it is worth it! Stop at the Smokey Bear ranger station for directions.
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on Nov 30, 2013
Todd Clark on May 26, 2014
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Review: Beautiful trail. Riding up canyon is a good leg stretch, we turned around at the switchbacks. The trip back down is swoopy and fast. There are a couple of ladder bridges, nothing hairy, and a couple of optional gap jumps. I accidentally hit one of them at speed and sailed way over the gap. Wont recommend jumping it on accident.... Next time there I think I may just do it on purpose! Nice trail.

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EPK5 on July 28, 2012
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Review: The trail was described as too easy by the locals but since I was cramped time I gave it a whirl. It is an easy trail withjust enough technical to teach the newer riders to be wary. It is nothing likethe local trails in my stomping grounds of El Paso, but the descent is a bunch of fun. Expect to see hikers and wildlife on the trail so keep an eye out.

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vh2131 on December 5, 2010
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Review: I rode this trail thanksgiving weekend. At 6000 ft., the trail was a great challenge. I am accustomed to riding at 1300ft. Unfortunately, my computer was broken and I couldn't track the mileage. I think after 3 miles, the locals turn around. The trail keeps going and gets very steep. I ended up carrying my bike to the top. Lot of work, but worth it. It was beautiful! The downhill was awesome. I'm looking forward to going back. Happy Holidays!

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Review: Just got off the trail. it is great!!! Tons of fun, easy climb but has it's moments for the more advanced rider. I will definitely make this a regular for a quick ride.

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Perk Canyon MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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