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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I-25 approx 20 miles north of Albuquerque take exit 242 and head east on Hwy 165 for approx 3 miles. There are two parking areas the road between which forms an easy ride in itself. Take the eastern most turn off and park there to ride some of the dirt road or follow around until a left spur leads to a vault toilet and more parking (N35 16.745 / W106 28.708). There are actually plenty of places to park but this gives a little let warm up then a swift downhill on the dirt road. Turn off the road (N35 16.706 W106 29.267) and follow the trail under the powerlines until you come to a left spur. Hanging in the juniper tree you will see a sign that says "Meat Grinder." (N35 16.556 W106 29.494). Follow Meat Grinder to the junction with Tight Rope and prepare for some fun singletrack.