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Trail

4.1 mile 6.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 414' 126 m
Descent: -418' -128 m
High: 4,378' 1,334 m
Low: 4,215' 1,285 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Moon

A tour around A Mountain on chunky singletrack.

Jeff Moon

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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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Feb 19, 2019
man speaker
7.1mi
Jul 21, 2018
Omar Rodriguez
90 degree whether
Mar 13, 2018
brian firestone
Nov 19, 2017
Frank Kaiser
Nice and sometimes technical trail. Enjoyed it. 7.5mi — 1h 06m
Mar 2, 2017
Jeremy Boles
fourth time and making pretty good progress. 4.1mi
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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  3.2 from 11 votes

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#289

in New Mexico

#13,216

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