Coyote Trail

4.09 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Begin by pedaling up Chamisoso Road. Follow the road (ignoring where 462 breaks off to the right). The Coyote Trail departs the road on the right side just before a gate. The Coyote Trail us usually well signed, but there are some confusing intersections to bring a map. It's easy to get kinda lost but hard to get totally lost as you're never far from a view of the Sandias to the North and Cedro Peak to the South. The Coyote Trail climbs and descends thorugh rocky pinion forest for about 5 miles before arriving at "four corners (the intersection of Coyote Trail and 462)." This makes a good out-and-back or a better return leg after climbing up 462.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (16 total check-ins)
  Fatbike1   on Jul 14, 2019
  John Fisch   on Apr 6, 2018
  GTXC4   on Sep 15, 2017
  LadyTrackz   on Jul 1, 2017
  Benjamin Chwirka   on Jun 18, 2017
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Reviews (11)


March 19, 2016
Fatbike1 Epic  
Review: Part of a big loop in the Monzano Mountains. Prepare to get your climb on.

September 13, 2015
Review: Good ride. Some tech stuff and some flows stuff with lots of changes in elevation. I took coyote to the coyote-chamisoso connect and then followed powerline back to the parking lot. I went in sept, so flies and bugs didn't bother me.

Similar Trail: Otero, tunnel canyon


August 25, 2015
Review: the trail is all rock garden. flat, up and down. very technical and fun

Granny Gear

July 2, 2014
Review: We went in June. If they fly's don't drive you crazy the annoying cobble stones will. I finally had it when the fly's attempted to get under my sunglasses and were landing on each other on my arms. YUCK!


March 15, 2014
dgh911t Gramcounter  
Review: The whole trail system is well marked. Great afternoon ride.


October 25, 2013
skelldify Gramcounter  
Review: This trail is freaking awesome downhill! The motos tear it up from time to time, but that almost makes it more fun. Perfect mix of swoopy, bermed, high speed corners, and rocky tech.


September 14, 2012
NaVoronda Trailblazer  
Review: There is now a parking lot right before the intersection of Chamisoso Canyon Rd and the beginning of FS462. There are two bathrooms and several covered pick-nick tables. This makes for a better starting spot because it eliminates the ride up the gravel road or the ATV by-pass from the lower parking lot. The lower parking lot is great for starting the Chamisoso Canyon Trail which ends up at the same intersection with 462 and the Coyote Trail. In my opinion, Coyote Trail is far more fun to decend than climb, so I normally use the Chamisoso Trail to reach the top of Coyote instead of climbing 462.

Similar Trail: Chamisoso Canyon Trail Tunnel Canyon Trail Otero Canyon Trail Oak Flats


July 30, 2012
Review: Fairly easy trail to climb, but is a blast down hill.


November 17, 2011
jkacuba Gramcounter  
Review: Coyote is my favorite trail in the Cedro area. Lots of great options with any trail you choose, but I've had the most fun on coyote. It's a fun climb, with some technical stuff that will make you work, but it's even more fun to ride downhill.

Similar Trail: Anything in the Cedro area

Granny Gear

November 19, 2010
LoboApo28 Granny Gear  
Review: Great ride with good variety. I thought I had started out going Counter-Clockwise until I noticed i was ascending west, and then came into the Jeep road. I turned around and enjoyed the sweet downhill. Some steep n' gnarly stuff with some whoopty-doo's - great ride.

Similar Trail: Otero Canyon

Coyote Trail MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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