Elkins Canyon Trail

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Rank: #1 in the Cerrillos Hills State Park area
#213 in NM, #9,073 Overall
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Trail in the area near La Cienega,
“Technical singletrack best ridden downhill”
John Geronimo on Jan 2, 2014
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1.52.4 milesKilometers 55’17 m Ascent 6,060’1,847 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -396’-121 m Descent 5,720’1,743 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
This is the most technically interesting of the area trails and a worthy conclusion to a ride in the Cerillos Hills Escalante, Mirador, Coyote, Upper Elkins Canyon Trails network.

Horse traffic seems a bit less in this area due to the steepness and rockiness. Watch for hikers.

There are rock gardens and a few off-camber rocky sections with steep cross slopes. In the final section of narrow canyon are a couple of sections of bedrock pavement.

Once out of the canyon, ride about 1/2-mile back to the parking area to complete the loop.
Land Manager: New Mexico State Parks - Cerillos Hills
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PHOTOS of Elkins Canyon Trail
  2.3 from 3 votes
Bedrock section in the final stretch of narrow canyon (La Cienega, NM)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Rock garden on Elkins Canyon Trail (La Cienega, NM)