Medio Dia Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 out of 5
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Beginner
16.0
miles

Other
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
6,007
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
You can do this loop either direction. Going clockwise allows you to gain
your elevation on a good forest road and leaves the singletrack through
Medio Dia Canyon for your descent. This route brings you through three
beautiful and varied northern New Mexican canyons in the Santa Fe
National Forest. You will go up Bland Canyon, cross over the ridge and
descend Medio Dia Canyon and lower Cochiti Canyon. The route is partly
forest road and partly singletrack.

Trail notes:

From the north end of the Dixon apple orchard, retrace your route for 1.25 miles to the Bland Canyon (FR 268) junction. Turn right and ride up Bland
Canyon for 6.95 miles to a locked gate in a chain link fence. Turn right and
follow the jeep road for .65 miles to the top of the ridge. You will intersect
another road following the ridge line. Cross this road a head straight
down the hill. This doesn't look that inviting, but you will reach a fence
boundary of the Santa Fe National Forest after a short distance. Here the
fun begins. Descend 4.35 miles down a singletrack following a small creek
in the Medio Dia Canyon (FT 424). When you reach the main Cochiti
Canyon you have the option of turning left and going up and back through
the beautiful Cochiti Canyon. If you like creek crossings you'll especially
love this: there are 30 creek crossings up this canyon. Otherwise, turn
right (downstream) following FR 89 for 2.34 miles to your vehicle.
added by norskiDoubletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (2)
 

Granny Gear

May 8, 2013
 
Review: Seemed like a good idea. Road was closed just 2 miles south of the trail head. There was an open jeep road that looked like it would have started you out in the counter clockwise directon. The only problem was there is no place to park the car. I would have driven further but after a stream crossing and almost getting stuck in the sand I decided to save this ride for another time

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Doubletrack


November 24, 2010
norski Doubletrack  
 
Review: This loop can be added to other great singleltracks in the Santa Fe area for spring and fall riding. The three canyons you ride through are all beautiful in different ways. The singletrack descent down Medio Dia Canyon is a hoot!

Similar Trail: Winsor Trail

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Medio Dia Loop MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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