Placitas Open Space

2.00 out of 5
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About this trail
There is theoretically a main loop here, but there are lots of forks, merges, criscrossing trails, doubletracks, and service roads. If you are able to stay on the main loop, there will also be a couple gate crossings. It's easy to get off track, but you can't get really lost as the area is all exposed. If lost, just head back west and you'll ultimately find the start.

Where the trail is singletrack, it often fades and some route finding will be necessary. Most intersections are unsigned. Surface is a mix of small, loose rock and soft dirt/sand.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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December 6, 2016
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Like Juan Tabo or Manzano/4 Hills, this trail system (not to be confused with the larger Placitas Trail System which lies to the south) isn't much fun and is only worth riding if you've done everything else in the area and positively must ride something new. The area is unmapped and unmarked. Many trails merge in and fork out of the main loop, and the main loop isn't always the most obvious course, so it's easy to get off track. The constant small loose rocks are only broken up by deep, super soft dirt. The "loop" is best ridden counterclockwise. Heading east, you gradually gain elevation via many ups and downs. Once reaching a saddle on the return, be sure to keep left to complete the loop. there will be some ridgetop riding but the payoff for all that sandy climbing is a single, ridiculously steep fall line plunge that loses all that elevation in a short distance, and is on super soft sand filled with loose rock. Bottom line, there's just not much fun to be had here.

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Placitas Open Space MTB Trail 2.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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