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Level: Intermediate
Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +732/690 ft
Total: 29 riders
 

Mountain Biking Quaking Aspen Trail

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#230 of 279 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#12,344 in the world

This is a stacked loop trail network with map/signs at all intersections and a
developed trailhead. There are also other trails in the vicinity. These are
rolling singletracks through mountain (7500' to 9000') Ponderosa pine
forest, flowery meadows, dramatic mesas, and intimate canyons laced with
19th century logging railroad corridors. See
http://www.galluptrails2010.com/gallup-area-trail-info
for directions, maps, and gpx files.

First added by bsieb on May 18, 2010. Last updated Oct 18, 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
Interstate 40 Exit 33, turn south down NM400 for approx 7.5 miles to the Hillso (formerly Quaking Aspen)Trailhead.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Gallup, New Mexico

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Intermediate | 23 mi

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  • John Fisch
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    Many, many trail segments here that can be combined for an almost infinite variety of loops. Segments range from smooth hardpack to super chunky. There truly is something for everyone here, but the best thing is that almost noone is here! This area receives very little traffic despite the quality, quantity, and variety of available riding in the attractive Zuni mountains.

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  • FattieMcFat
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    Fast and flowy. Mostly hard-packed singletrack with some bedrock sections through the washes. Sightings of deer and wild turkey are possible.

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  • AaronT
    *****

    Great rail system. Perfect stop off point driving from Phoenix to Durango, CO. Love purple haze.

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  • FinishSTRONG7

    Confused here. Based on the written review, it seems like the trail and ride were really enjoyable, why only 2 stars??

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  • mccallum
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    you can work this network any number of ways. lately i've been digging going up milk ranch loop and Qmoto then down quaking aspen then follow purple haze! good day

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  • corndoggreg
    *****

    Nice rolling singletrack. The trails were well marked. The Berma trail was a blast. Enjoy the ride.

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  • *****

    One of my favorite tails in New Mexico You can spend the whole day riding i recommend it

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