Level: Expert
Length: 0 mi (0 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Last Chance

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#169 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#11,743 in the world

There are two ways you can go from the trailhead, north or south. I went north on the Last Chance trail, very rocky full of cactus. It's easier if one takes the jeep road just before you get to the trail head. You can start ridding from there. The trail is very well marked and easy to stay on. Some short steep uphills, will probably need to dismount on some. The trail runs mostly at the bottom of a canyon with spectacular sights.The trail runs for about 5 miles but I did not go that far. At one point after the 2.2 miles the trail shoots straight up a side of a hill which I dare not go for fear of walking my bike for too long. The ride back to trail head is a blast as you ride downhill most of the way. At 2.2 mile marker you have the option of taking a trail south which in turn will take you to some other trails. I did not go that way as it seemed to steep.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 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 Carslbad travel to Lincoln National Forest to the Sitting Bull Waterfall campground, marked on any New Mexico map. This is a half hour drive from Carslbad.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Carlsbad, New Mexico

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  • Tim_Davis

    These trails are very well marked at all intersections.They were not developed with bikes in mind.Have more fun by leaving the bike at home. There is no reward for all the carrying and hiking. Have a blast at Le Cueva instead.

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