FOO loop

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  3.8 from 4 votes
blue  Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #2 in the Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area area
#134 in NM, #6,664 Overall
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Feb 26 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Carnuel,
“A narrow trail that contours along the hillsides.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on Mar 14, 2013
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1.93.0 milesKilometers 414’126 m Ascent 6,133’1,869 m High 8% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -355’-108 m Descent 5,728’1,746 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
Description
This lollipop loop is fairly demanding. The initial drop has sections that are exposed with ledge drops on a hillside. The lower section has many tight turns and some tight spaces to fit your bars through. There are 2 climbs on the way back out, the first one has tight switchbacks and a couple of rock steps to negotiate while the second is long and gravely.

It's washboarded in spots as well from downhill riders locking up their brakes. The challenges on this section are more due to the loose grave hanging out on all the exposed rock rather than the actual size of the steps and ramps.
Contacts
Land Manager: City of Albuquerque Open Space
Local Club: AMBA
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PHOTOS of FOO loop
  3.3 from 3 votes
Technical step on the switchback climb (Carnuel, NM)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Narrow trail along the hillside (Carnuel, NM)
  1.5 from 2 votes
Trail signs at the top of the first notch (Carnuel, NM)