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Turkey Trot

Consensus:    (details)
 3.0 from 1 vote
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #23 in the Monzano Mountains area
#131 in NM, #6,015 Overall
Views: 107. Last 30 days: 10
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Condition:
Mar 15 Green - Dry
Trail near Ponderosa Pine,  area, 
“Nice, varied trail crosses David Canyon”
John Geronimo on Apr 26, 2014
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3.04.9 milesKilometers 471’144 m Ascent 7,596’2,315 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -337’-103 m Descent 7,161’2,183 m Low 30% Max Grade (17°)
Restrictions
Typically snowy November-February. Fire closures in the summer are common.
Description
This trail is best ridden down the west ridge through steep switchbacks, across David Canyon, then gradually up the east ridge to the Mars Court trailhead.

From Mars Court the following loop can be ridden:

1. Down Wild Turkey to Cajun Turkey (0.2 miles)
2. North on Cajun Turkey to Cajun Pine (0.4 mi)
3. Cajun Pine to Drop In (1.8 mi)
4. Down Drop In to West Boundary (0.26 mi)
5. West Boundary (1.6 mi)
6. More Turkey (1.7 mi)
7. Turkey Trot (3 mi)

About 9 miles. This area of the Manzanitas is remote and less ridden than the northern areas, without cell or amateur radio coverage. Be sure to take plenty of water, food, and repair capability.
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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of Turkey Trot
 2.0 from 3 votes
The east ridge includes some nice meadow cruising (Ponderosa Pine, NM)
 2.0 from 3 votes
The trail is steep but has good switchbacks. (Ponderosa Pine, NM)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Descent off the west ridge to David Canyon has some steps and tight swit... (Ponderosa Pine, NM)
 2.0 from 3 votes
The trail crosses David Canyon and FR106 which is a bailout option (Ponderosa Pine, NM)
 2.0 from 3 votes
The trail contours along the hillside in the northern section of the eas... (Ponderosa Pine, NM)
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