Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +70/ -71 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Juan Tomas Open Space

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#130 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#7,830 in the world

This is a simple four mile loop, mostly beginner level with just a couple short intermediate spots. There are a couple connector trails which can access the larger Manzanita Mountains trail system.

First added by John Fisch on Jun 28, 2017. Last updated Apr 20, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Albuquerque, go east on I 40, take the exit for 337 south. Follow 337 about nine miles to Oak Flat Road. Take Oak Flat Road east for about 2.5 miles and look for one of two gates/entry trails on the left (north) side of the road.
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  • John Fisch

    This is a fantastic beginner loop. The woods are pleasant, and being at the top of the mountain range, but still in the trees, it can be a pleasant ride when Albuquerque is scorching hot.

    The trail definitely rides best counterclockwise, although that does make for one rocky climb that will cause most beginners to dismount, but it does give a fun, swoopy downhill with some nice little berms.

    It's a 'reverse profile' meaning the downhill comes early and then you have to climb back out. But the climb is only about 250 vertical feet and the grade never exceeds 5%, so it's an easy climb.

    There are two connectors at the west end of the loop that leave the Open Space and connect with the much larger USFS trail network. For advanced riders, the value of this trail is that it allows the addition of an additional for miles of high speed hammering to a much longer ride.

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