A Mountain - Tortuga Trail

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4.1 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

414' 126 m

Ascent

-418' -128 m

Descent

4,378' 1,334 m

High

4,215' 1,285 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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A tour around A Mountain on chunky singletrack.

Jeff Moon

Description

This is a generally fast trail around the base of A Mountain in Las Cruces. It's all singletrack through a desert landscape. There are occasional rock gardens to contend with but the trail is generally well maintained and fun to ride. Quick, tight turns in close proximity to large cactus and yucca plants will keep you on your toes. Make sure you have a spare tube/patch kit because there are thorns everywhere.

There are three parking lots to access the trail from. They are all accessed from Dripping Springs road and are very easy to spot from the road. There are pavilions with trail maps at each parking lot. There are certain trails designated for hiking only so make sure you reference the maps at the parking lots to avoid those areas.

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Oct 19, 2015
Daniel Jones
4.1mi
Apr 29, 2015
Evan Bailey
Chunky single and double tracks with a few technical sections. — 1h 45m
Jan 30, 2015
Brecht Palombo
Did this with my 5 year old on a trail a bike. Had to walk a few spots.

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All Clear 17 days ago

This ride is a lot of fun for advanced riders! It has a few fast flowing, smooth runs but is mostly quite rocky and technical, great workout! Aug 22, 2013


Oddly enough, I found the trail mostly (75%) smooth or loose and rocky, with a few pretty nice rock gardens here and there. I actually stopped and worked on a few of them, as I didn't get them clean the first run through. Best ridden CCW. There are a few side loops that are hard to spot, so I missed most of them. There is also a serious DH trail that goes all the way down the mtn. , but don't even bother unless you can ride everything around the base easily! Nov 20, 2013


Good ride for advanced riders mainly due to the rocky technical features. Makes for a great connection to La Maria trails for a 20 mile ride day. May 8, 2016


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