August 31, 2014
This is one of the funnest trails in Taos! Nice technical sections and fast smooth mountain singletrack. The bottom .7 mile requires hiking, at the junction with the loop go left for a longer more rideable ascent, right for a shorter and steeper climb with continued hiking. To ride as a loop I'd recommend going counterclockwise for a funner and safer descent. The west side of the loop is more suitable for riding, it is cooler and shadier with more northerly exposure and feels more like a high mountain trail. The smooth sections have some scattered root and rock obsticles and are defined among short steep drops in the more technical sections. The east side trail is shorter, steeper and rockier and has a more southerly exposure. It gets hot and there's no water on this trail. The top has a nice cairn and stone chairs to hang out at and have lunch or whatever. About a half mile below the summit to the Northeast is the junction with the North Boundary Trail.
Bottom 4 miles of the west side South Boundary