Chamisoso Trail

--
SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
****
3.86 out of 5
View Topo Map

Advanced
4.0
miles

Singletrack
6,404
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
3:01
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Head up the Chamisoso Road. After a few hundred yards, you should see the Powerline Trail on the right. Follow it over the hill to Chamisoso Canyon and head seft up the canyon. After about four miles of climbing (smooth at the bottom, loose and rocky on the top), you will reach "four corners (the intersection with Coyote Trail and FS 462). This is actuall best done as the downhill leg after climbing FS 462 or the Coyote Trail. There are some confusing intersections, so bring a local or a map.

More details from NaVoronda:
I would change the Description to the following: From the parking lot, travel east on Chamisoso Canyon Rd until you see the ATV bypass railing marked with a sign for trail 05617. Turn right onto the trail and go about 600 ft to where the trail forks and turn right onto trail 05543. Travel roughly � mi. until you come to another fork and turn left onto the Chamisoso Trail marked with a sign for trail 05184. Go another � mi. to the next fork. If you take the left fork up 05620, you can reach Forest Road 462 and the Coyote Trailhead. To continue up Chamisoso Canyon, take the right fork where the trail turns into a doubletrack and proceed a little over a mile. There will be a sign for 05184 to the left where the singletrack picks up again. Go another � mi. through a couple wide switchbacks until you come to a T-intersection with a sign for Mighty Mule pointing to the left. Turn right and keep going until you hit another trail (aprox. � mi.). This is where Chamisoso Trail ends. Turn left onto Delberts Trail (Trail 05622). This is the only part of the trail where I did not see a sign. Travel another 1.2 miles till you hit Forest Road 13 and turn left until you hit Forest Road 462.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Coyote Trail
Blue Ribbon
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (42 total check-ins)
  Eric Foltz   2 weeks ago
  Fatbike1   on Aug 26, 2019
  bemery   on Aug 25, 2019
  Eric Foltz   on Jul 30, 2019
  Fatbike1   on Jun 23, 2019
Photo & Video Gallery (5)
Trail Photos & Videos (5)
 
Reviews (8)
 

Epic


March 19, 2016
Fatbike1 Epic  
 
Review: Rocky and challenging single track with miles of riding.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Bunny Hop

April 2, 2014
Bill Mundy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I'm really here to post about the power line loop. Has anyone ever biked up that ley alone down it?

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Bunny Hop

April 2, 2014
rkinderv Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Start with a nice climb. Some intermediate downhill sections on the way up to break up the ascent. Be careful on the way down in the afternoon, tends to be somewhat crowded.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

March 15, 2014
dgh911t Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice climb, some obstacles, good after work ride!

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

October 25, 2013
skelldify Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a really good trail. I usually ride up it to access the top of Coyote. Lots of climbing, but flat or slightly downhill enough to recover between the climbs. A little techy here and there. Probably would be awesome as a flowy dh, but I haven't figured out a good way to make that work yet. The motos certainly ride it, but usually don't do too much damage.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Trailblazer


September 14, 2012
NaVoronda Trailblazer  
 
Review: The distances that are marked by question marks in the description are as follows: from trailhead to first fork, 600ft, from fork to turn off onto Chamisoso Trail (05184), 0.5 mi; from start of 05184 to 05620 fork, 0.5 mi; from fork to singletrack turn off, 1 mi; from turn off to Mighty Mule sign, 0.7 mi, from sign to the end of Chamisoso (where there is no sign), 0.25 mi; from end of Chamisoso to FS13 along Delberts (05622), 1.3 mi. This trail is a great warm up for the technical climb that begins at the singletrack turn off described above to FS13. Coyote Canyon is an awesome alternative to get back to the parking lot instead of returning on FS462.

Similar Trail: Coyote Canyon Trail Otero Canyon Trail Tunnel Canyon Trail

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Singletrack


July 30, 2012
 
Review: Lower portion is mostly easy with meadow like terrain. Upper portion gets very rocky. A new re-route has just been made, eliminating some of the worst areas. Personally I like to climb this and ride down Coyote.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Epic


October 15, 2010
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This is a great downhill after climbing FS 462 or the Coyote Trail. You get some smooth cruising, some sharp, rocky drops, some loose, talus-like rock fields, and a lot of bobbing and weaving through some tight juniper forest.

Similar Trail: Otero is still the crown jewel of this area.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


Chamisoso Trail MTB Trail 3.86 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Loading...
Feature Article
10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Cibola National Forest
322 SHARES | 1 COMMENTS