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Dona Ana Trail

Consensus:    (details)
  4.2 from 6 votes
blue  Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #2 in the BLM Doña Ana area
#66 in NM, #2,646 Overall
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Trail in the area near Doña Ana,
“A rollercoaster through the desert.”
Adopt These Trails! on Jun 9, 2015
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6.710.8 milesKilometers 660’201 m Ascent 4,736’1,443 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -588’-179 m Descent 4,249’1,295 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
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Overview
0:50 average time for 6.9 miles. Details

Description
This is one of the most enjoyable rides I have found in this area! Take in great views of the mountains all around as you ride through narrow singletrack that feels like it was made to be ridden. A moderate climb up in to the mountains will yield an extended descent through a vast maze of singletrack that rides like you are on a rollercoaster. Watch out for the occasional rock garden and/or loose rock sections. The trail branches multiple times throughout the ride so keep your location in mind to avoid getting lost. There are no trail maps at the parking area and the trails aren't very well marked. There is an occasional signpost with minimal information at best.

The terrain is typical desert consisting of a lot of scrub brushes and cactus. Make sure you carry supplies to deal with a punctured tire.

There is a parking area next to the main dirt road leading in to the area.
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PHOTOS of Dona Ana Trail
  4.4 from 5 votes
Riders on the horizon (Doña Ana, NM)
  4.4 from 5 votes
End of another good day on the trail! (Doña Ana, NM)
  4.2 from 5 votes
The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset (Doña Ana, NM)
  3.5 from 4 votes
Organ Mountains at sunset (Doña Ana, NM)
  3.5 from 2 votes
Beautiful sunset over the DA's after a long ride! (Doña Ana, NM)
  3.3 from 3 votes
In the parking lot looking at the Dona Ana Mountains (Doña Ana, NM)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Cat 3 Race footage from the Horny Toad Hustle, 2015. (Doña Ana, NM)
  2.7 from 3 votes
This is right where the trail starts to get really fun (Doña Ana, NM)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Nice mountain view (Doña Ana, NM)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Good view of the Organ Mountains (Doña Ana, NM)