Golden Open Space

3.67 out of 5
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This system consists of a loop up top and a long spur that drops into a giant arroyo and climbs out the other side, making another small loop on the South Mesa. There are additional dead end spurs to overlooks along the way. The first loop is novice friendly and the long spur is solid intermediate riding.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  VECON Sports   on Jul 1, 2017
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  Fatbike1   on Aug 30, 2016
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Reviews (4)

Granny Gear

November 26, 2017
Review: Nice set of trails. Many more than outlined in this app. The app directions told me to go up Via Entrada road but that will take you to a locked gate and private property. The trail head is at the end of La Madera road. Take the road past East mountain High School and keep going until the road turns into gravel, then go another mile or so. Nice trail with plenty of inclines and decents. Some technical rocks and narrow trail along the side of hills so this would not be good for the novice biker.

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Granny Gear

April 26, 2017
foggnm Granny Gear  
Review: Non-technical trail which consists of two connected loops. Beautiful scenery and you're likely not to see anyone else as it is in a very distant location not near anything. Worth visiting once but there are much better trails closer in the east mountains as well as the city of Albuquerque.

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August 25, 2015
Review: very fun. descent distance and lots of arroyos. had to end the ride early due to rain

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December 5, 2014
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This trail was a very pleasant surprise as I had no expectations and the trailhead is less than inspiring. However, once on the trail, there is much fun to be had. The first loop, while beginner in both aerobic and technical difficulty, bobs and weaves in a most entertaining way through the hardy junipers. The drop into the giant arroyo is a blast and the climb up the other side is stiff enough to get your heart rate up but all rideable and the many twists and turns, especially through various drainages, make for some great conservation of momentum practice. There are just enough rocks along the say to spice things up as well. On the south mesa loop at the far end of the property is a great view of a large wall of stratified red rock, more reminiscent of Moab or Sedona than New Mexico.

Very fun trail overall!

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Golden Open Space MTB Trail 3.67 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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