Juan Tabo Basin

1.50 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
This is a small, very rugged trail network with a few loop opportunities and plenty of out-and-back spurs. The trails range from buff to unridable. Bring plenty of water and an adventurous spirit.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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November 29, 2013
western90 Gramcounter  
Review: Very tough area. Tons of erosion. Down slope trails are gullies; there really are no switchbacks. Cross slope trails are very narrow and rocky. One slip and you are over the bank.

I do not recommend these trails because they are simply not worth the trouble. But if you want to give them a try, I would go in up high at the Juan Tabo Picnic area and ride the west trail downhill. Don't bother with the arroyo bottom trail that parallels it to the east. Exit at the gap just west of Juan Tabo Cabin. I will upload a GPX showing this route.

Full suspension and armor recommended.

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October 23, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This area has some great spots. Unfortunately, they most of the trails are not very interesting or entertaining. The more level trails can be buff while the steeper trails are a combination of gravel and loose rock and often resemble little more than ruts. The best trails are up top while any of the climbs up the lower canyons are just an awful slog up the bottomless gravel of a sandy wash. Like the nearby foothills trails, there's plenty of angry cholla yere, but this area also sports Albuquerque's biggest prickly pear plants as well, so run tubeless or inject plenty of slime. Like the Manzano/Four Hills area, this one is best left for when you've ridden everything else in Albuquerque and just must do something you've never done before.

Similar Trail: Manzano/Four Hills

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Juan Tabo Basin MTB Trail 1.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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