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Dona Ana Trail

Consensus:    (details)
  4.4 from 5 votes
blue  Intermediate from 2 votes
Rank: #8 in the White Sands National Monument area
#37 in NM, #1,749 Overall
Views: 3,482. Last 30 days: 141
Jun 8 Yellow - Some blowouts and surface degradation from recent rains. Be careful! The trail may not be the same as last time you rode it.
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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0:50 average time for 6.9 miles. Details

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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4.7 (3)
Best of the East Side and Central sections
near Doña Ana, NM
3.0 (1)
A nice, scenic thread of singletrack that runs along the base of the Organ Mo...
near Las Cruces, NM

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PHOTOS of Dona Ana Trail
  5.0 from 1 vote
Cat 3 Race footage from the Horny Toad Hustle, 2015. (Doña Ana, NM)
  4.4 from 5 votes
End of another good day on the trail! (Las Cruces, NM)
  4.4 from 5 votes
Riders on the horizon (Las Cruces, NM)
  4.2 from 5 votes
The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset (Las Cruces, NM)
  3.5 from 4 votes
Organ Mountains at sunset (Las Cruces, 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)
  2.7 from 3 votes
This is right where the trail starts to get really fun (Las Cruces, NM)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Nice mountain view (Las Cruces, NM)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Good view of the Organ Mountains (Las Cruces, NM)