July 18, 2016
Pretty sweet ride! The trail head starts where otero canyon ends, which is where it turns into federal land (off limits to everyone).
Lots of chunky rocks. Steeper and some switch back climbs with narrower singletrack. Took me maybe about 30 mins to get to the top, where the trail intersects with the "blue ribbon trail" (an off shoot of the otero canton trail near the beginning). Going down is fast, maybe 8-10 mins. Good fun and a but of an adrenaline booster- lots of trees on the side to stop you in your tracks if you screw up going Mach 1.
Way more fun than the Elena Gallegos trail on the west side of the Sandra's (up north) and a lot less crowded.