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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +313/88 ft
Total: 11 riders

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#8 of 280 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#700 in the world

This challenging trail runs parallel to Otero Canyon.

First added by western90 on May 1, 2020. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
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Begins just upstream of Otero Canyon Trailhead
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  • Bill Mundy

    OMG what did they do to this trail! ? They took out the best part of it.

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  • Fatbike1

    A great trail to add into the loop when out in this system. Not an easy place to ride if not experienced.

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  • Bill Mundy

    I like taking this one up then taking gnasty down. I'm from Michigan. Are the flies always this bad? Better than mosquitos!

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  • Nathanael Orona

    Decent uphill climbing. There are plenty of loose rocks which can sometimes dump your momentum but otherwise it's great. This is usually taken to get to the top of the canyon although I have seen a few people bombing down this trail. Looks great DH.

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  • John Fisch

    This is a great uphill option which loops perfectly with Otero Canyon. The climb is long enough, stiff enough, and rocky enough to provide a good challenge. Once up on the ridge, there is great cruising and nice views of the Manzanita Mountains. Then it's a cruise through a high meadow before hooking up with the upper end of Otero for the final plunge back to the start.

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