Tight Rope

2.80 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
Sometimes heading up short steep ascents then short fast descents with tight turns and lots of rocks. Tight Rope is an adequate name for several spots along the trail. Tight turns tightly wrapped around and between rocks and juniper and pinyon. Trail ends on the Piedra Lisa Trail where you turn left in a wash to head back to where you parked at the vault toilet.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (12 total check-ins)
  John Fisch   on Nov 13, 2017
  Fatbike1   on Aug 5, 2016
  FattieMcFat   on Aug 5, 2016
  Fatbike1   on Jul 15, 2016
  Fatbike1   on Jun 27, 2016
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Reviews (5)


March 19, 2016
Fatbike1 Epic  
Review: A small part of a much bigger system in Placitas. Go with a local to learn the proper loops in the area otherwise you are wasting your time. You can ride 25 miles of good single track if you know the area.


February 16, 2016
skelldify Gramcounter  
Review: Meh. It was interesting compared to the rest of the Placitas network, which isn't saying much. Steep ups and downs, some loose stuff, not many real obstacles. Cool scenery is the best thing this trail has going for it.

There is a wilderness boundary around here somewhere, but it's hard to tell where it is.

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August 15, 2013
coreyvdg Granny Gear  
Review: Waste of time. Super boring and short trail


January 20, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
Review: I hit these trails on a recent trip to ABQ and was glad I did. Having done all the others in the area, it was nice to hit something new and the trails didn't disappoint. Classic foothills riding on very narrow singletrack and there's much more than Tight Rope here. I think it would take a few days exploring to find all the singletrack here. Not much tecnical, but nice roller coaster singletrack with a few obstacles and climbs to keep it interesting.

Similar Trail: White Mesa, North Foothills, South Foothills


March 23, 2010
Review: A continuation of Meat Grinder. Tight rope is an appropriate name for several spots along the trail. Tight turns, and tight spots between the juniper and rocks.

Tight Rope MTB Trail 2.80 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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