Corrales Bosque Part 1

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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Trail in the area near Los Ranchos de Albuquerque,
“Fun twisting singletrack through the Rio Grande Bosque.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on Mar 16, 2013
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6.410.3 milesKilometers 33’10 m Ascent 5,029’1,533 m High 0% Avg Grade (0°)
Singletrack Type -7’-2 m Descent 5,000’1,524 m Low 1% Max Grade (1°)
Restrictions
May be closed due to fire danger during the summer months.
Description
With almost no elevation gained or lost, the challenge of this trail lies mostly in balancing the desire for speed versus the desire to not run off the trail into the underbrush.

Start the trail by riding across a narrow metal bridge and up to a raised dirt road, find the trail dropping off the other side of this road towards the river. The trail starts off hugging the embankment of the road but soon drops right into the trees. Smooth singletrack with the occasional sand trap make for a fun fast ride.

You'll mostly just follow the tire tracks, there are tons of side trails that lead to the Rio Grande and few that lead back up to the raised dirt road. You'll never get too far though so you can always backtrack to the main trail, the Bosque (forest) is only a few hundred feet wide at its widest points. This section ends at a large open area with a couple of blue metal gates.
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PHOTOS of Corrales Bosque Part 1
  3.0 from 2 votes
Burn remnants from a 2012 fire, luckily the wind was blowing from the we... (Corrales, NM)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Hard to beat, single track, river, mountains. (Corrales, NM)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Fun family riding with occasional sand traps (North Valley, NM)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Sand trap (Corrales, NM)
  2.0 from 2 votes
The brush is starting to squeeze in on the trail. (Corrales, NM)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Nice singletrack through the trees (Corrales, NM)
  1.5 from 2 votes
The open area at the end of the first section. (Corrales, NM)
  1.5 from 2 votes
The narrow metal bridge at the start of the ride. (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
  1.0 from 2 votes
Looking back on the start of the singletrack. (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)