High Desert Trail System

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4.47 out of 5
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Intermediate
23
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
6,495
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail has map/signs at all intersections and is very easy to follow. The three mesas increase in difficulty. There is a steel sundial at the Third Mesa Overlook and some more art scattered along the trail. The singletrack is smooth and narrow with some short intense climbs. A premier SS rigid ride, and also home to the annual Dawn Til Dusk 12 hr endurance race in mid April.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Dog friendly? -Nancy hofman

A: Hiking and jogging is permitted but bikers have the right of way. Well behaved dogs are welcome and often seen on the trails.

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Reviews (20)
 

Gramcounter

April 11, 2017
J-Dogg Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome trail built by mtb'rs for mtb'rs. Combo of Kokopelli and west Sedona only faster. Took the Gamerco (east) TH and did the whole loop ccw.

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Gramcounter

January 28, 2017
ireiman Gramcounter  
 
Review: Such a fun trail system in the desert! Nice mix of challenging technical sections and wicked fast flow!

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Granny Gear

July 10, 2016
bigfoot Granny Gear  
 
Review: I have to say this I felt like a pro yesterday this trail is amazing surely need to check it out if you are in this area

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Gramcounter

May 5, 2016
sscharin Gramcounter  
 
Review: Super fun well built trail system in an area that would be thought of as drive thru.Well signed & even some well placed trail side artwork. Nice job Gallup.

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Bunny Hop

March 28, 2016
reneeATX Bunny Hop  
 
Review: First time riding in Gallup...stopped on the way to Sedona & I'm so glad I did. I started at 9 & rode the whole system before the afternoon winds came in. It's a dry, smooth rolling trail- classic high desert- with short climbs & slickrock. a perfect ride for spring or fall. hope to return for the 12 hour.

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Granny Gear

March 17, 2016
TASS Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system in an area you might not think there was anything. Started from the West TH and road clockwise. Stay left all the way. There is now good signage for each loop and even shows you where you are on the loops. Trails all well marked and in this weekday ride there were others hiking, running & riding the trails. Some great technical single track at the end with drop-offs. Not for beginner here. Trails are a mix of hard pack, sand and slick rock. This is high desert for sure and would not recommend a mid-day summer ride here.

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Granny Gear


October 18, 2015
 
Review: Variety of skill levels available. Go to the east TH (the app leads you to the west TH) if you wish to start off or stay on easier but engaging trails. Some nice views and interesting rock formations can be viewed more from the west end however.

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Granny Gear

March 19, 2015
 
Review: This set of trails is a blast. Very flowy and easy for novice and intermediate riders--I rode only the first two loops. I had a great ride and enjoyed every minute.

Similar Trail: Phil's World

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Trailblazer

December 21, 2014
cycling8r Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rode this as part of the 12 hours race, Dawn til Dusk, so I didn't get to do too much exploring. However, I can't wait to get back out to Gallup to ride this again. Mostly cross-country style trails, with a few technical spots thrown in. It's pretty easy to get well over 1000 ft of climbing in, which can be a bit of a leg burner.

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Gramcounter

April 30, 2014
AaronT Gramcounter  
 
Review: GPS Link on Website is for Mentmore TH. USE: 35.558416,-108.76187 for Gamerco TH which is what is listed as the written directions. Either one goes to the other.

Similar Trail: Quaking Aspen

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