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Dona Ana Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (16)

A rollercoaster through the desert.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Singletrack

4,736' 1,443 m

High

4,249' 1,295 m

Low

660' 201 m

Up

588' 179 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This is one of the most enjoyable rides I have found in this area! Take in great views of the mountains all around as you ride through narrow singletrack that feels like it was made to be ridden. A moderate climb up in to the mountains will yield an extended descent through a vast maze of singletrack that rides like you are on a rollercoaster. Watch out for the occasional rock garden and/or loose rock sections. The trail branches multiple times throughout the ride so keep your location in mind to avoid getting lost. There are no trail maps at the parking area and the trails aren't very well marked. There is an occasional signpost with minimal information at best. About 3/4 of the way through there is a considerably steep section when the trail converges with a ATV section up a hill that most will need to "hike a bike".

The terrain is typical desert consisting of a lot of scrub brushes and cactus. Make sure you carry supplies to deal with a punctured tire.

There is a parking area next to the main dirt road leading in to the area.

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Shared By:

MTB Project Staff with improvements by Roger Ekstrom

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 16 votes

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  3.6 from 16 votes
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Photos

End of another good day on the trail!
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Riders on the horizon
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Sunset shredding!
Oct 25, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Organ Mountains at sunset
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
In the parking lot looking at the Dona Ana Mountains
Dec 21, 2014 near Doña Ana, NM

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Jun 8, 2020
Chris McFarland
6.7mi — 1h 25m
May 23, 2020
Dave Levine
Feb 13, 2020
Daniel Green
A bit hard to follow in places as there are many options. 8.3mi — 1h 25m
Nov 19, 2019
Nick Bergquist
8mi
Sep 24, 2019
Jennifer Morrow
Aug 3, 2019
John Mark Stiles
Would recommend fat or plus tire bikes. Very gravely and loose in parts. Reminded me of the college Socorro riding days 15.7mi — 2h 40m
Jun 5, 2019
Pierre Boisvert
0h 39m
Apr 8, 2019
Austin Carter