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Dona Ana Trail

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 4.5 from 4 votes
  Intermediate from 2 votes
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Rank: #11 in the Las Cruces area
#10 in New Mexico
#1,060 Overall
Trail near Las Cruces,  area, 
“A rollercoaster through the desert.”
Jeff Moon on Jun 17, 2013
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6.710.8 milesKilometers 660’201 m Ascent 4,736’1,443 m High 3.5% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -588’-179 m Descent 4,249’1,295 m Low 11.8% Max Grade
Overview
0:50 average ride 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 (Las Cruces, NM)
 4.4 from 5 votes
End of another good day on the trail! (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)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Nice mountain view (Las Cruces, NM)
 2.7 from 3 votes
This is right where the trail starts to get really fun (Las Cruces, NM)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Good view of the Organ Mountains (Las Cruces, NM)
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