August 16, 2015
Kick ass technical downhill. very rocky and loose choose your line wisely but so good.
July 11, 2010
Extremely difficult trail. I rode it as part of a long loop starting in Alamogordo, riding up US82 to access Dry Canyon (T5574), and then taking A-Trail (T119) back down to Alamogordo.
I rode it once. I won't ride it again. Too rocky, dangerous, and steep for me.
The first 2 miles of this trail (from the upper end) are pretty awesome though. I might ride that section at the end of finishing T5574, and then just head back before dropping off the mountain into Alamogordo.
Excellent views of the Tularosa Basin!
I know this trail can be ridden. I've seen people ride stuff just as sketchy when I lived in Korea (and saw evidence of other bikers on this trail as well). Just not by me.
I'm going to rate this trail as an overall 2. The upper 2 miles of the trail probably deserve a 3 or 4, but the lower end of this trail is just too rocky, steep, and dangerous to justify anything higher than a 2.
My bias is for flowing singletrack though. Not hardcore, steep penalty-for-failure, doctor-visit-inducing trails.
There's really only one way you're going to ride this. From the top down. Period.
I'd recommend the upper 2 miles of the trail as an out-and-back, and avoid the sketchy descent down to Alamogordo. Unless you want a serious challenge.
Dry Canyon (T5574)
A Trail #119 MTB Trail
out of 5
based on 2 ratings.
2 user reviews.