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Pokerchip North

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Rank: #30 in Albuquerque
#123 in New Mexico
#4,599 Overall
“A challenging trail with loose climbing on baby heads and ledges and a matching descent.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on Apr 8, 2013
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1.9 Miles Singletrack Type 285’ Ascent -230’ Descent 7,498’ Low 7,763’ High
May be closed during the summer months due to fire danger, check with the ranger station for details.
This is a challenging but ridable section of trail. It starts on Rd 242 and finishes at a junction with the Pinyon Trail, though the forest service map shows it joining Bear Scat instead. Both ends feature extended climbs on a loose surface with limestone ledges - baby heads are the biggest challenge.

The top section of the trail changes from smooth and fast to twisting with rock gardens. The northern climb/descent is more continuous with tighter turns and shorter / steeper.
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 2.3 from 3 votes
Rock garden on Pokerchip North (Tijeras village, NM)
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