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Dragon's Back

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Rank: #1 in Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos
#23 in New Mexico
#1,516 Overall
“Sweet ridge riding with some exposure and killer views.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on Mar 17, 2013
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2.5 Miles 74’ Ascent 5,976’ High 2.8% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -307’ Descent 5,693’ Low 6.5% Max Grade
Description
Dragon's Back features gradual climbs and descents along the ridge with a couple of more difficult sections thrown in. The trail is narrow and bumpy in places so you need to stay focused to not run off the straight and narrow.

Beware of the deep sink hole type features that form when there are cracks in the underlying gypsum. They're cool to look at but probably bad to try and ride through! A steep loose descent finishes this section of trail, ending in a notch where you can either continue along the ridge or drop down to the left.
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PHOTOS of Dragon's Back
 3.5 from 2 votes
A little shrubbery to break things up. (San Ysidro village, NM)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Continuing out along the ridge, definitely try to stay on the trail, the... (San Ysidro village, NM)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Sweet grey Dragon with a white line running up her back. (San Ysidro village, NM)
 2.5 from 2 votes
Starting out on the Dragons Back (San Ysidro village, NM)
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