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green Corrales Bosque

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Trail

15.9 mile 25.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 72' 22 m
Descent: -72' -22 m
High: 5,038' 1,535 m
Low: 4,999' 1,524 m

Grade

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Fast twisting singletrack through the Rio Grande Bosque (forest).

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly No hard technical features whatsoever. No hard climbs. Very scenic. Easy riding for young riders.

Can be closed because of fire danger during summer months.

Overview

This ride is almost entirely flat singletrack through Cottonwood trees and brush along the Rio Grande. The most technical aspect is controlling speed through the corners and the several sandy spots throughout the ride. As this is an out and back, you can ride any distance up to the full length by just turning around when you feel it's time.

This trail is also popular with equestrians as the piles of horse dropping attest to. It is also hard to see what's coming around the next corner because of the heavy vegetation - crazy to think you are in the desert!

Description

From the parking, cross the narrow metal bridge and head up the ramp to the raised dirt road. Immediately cross to the other side and look for singletrack dropping off into the Bosque. The trail hugs the embankment at first, then dives into the trees. Ride north, staying between the raised dirt road on your left and the Rio Grande on your right, following the tire tracks.

There are several side trails that move off to the right to access the river and a handful of trails to access the road - if you make a wrong turn just backtrack, the area you are riding in is never more than a couple hundred feet wide. You'll pass through a burn zone from a fire in 2012 that was on the other side of the river for the most part. After that you'll come to a large open area that near the end of the town of Corrales.

Ride the road to cross through the open area and you'll find 2 trails continuing on. The one on the left is near a blue gate and there's another to the left of that. You can take either way, but you should return on the opposite because they each offer a different experience, though they do join in the middle and again at the end as you approach the parking at the opposite end of the trail. In this section the trail is tighter in many places and sleeves would not be a bad idea.

Once you reach the parking area, turn around and retrace your tracks back to your car.

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Apr 9, 2019
Carlos Dorado
Feb 25, 2019
Nick James
Feb 19, 2019
Andy Sloan
3.1mi
Oct 19, 2018
Franklin Gauer
Incredible fall ride. Colors, colors, colors and the trail was in great shape. Highly recommended! 12mi
Oct 9, 2018
Douglas Paddock
Sep 26, 2018
Brandon Pasterski
Great ride. Pretty tight passage between the brush at times but plenty of variation to keep it interesting
Jun 24, 2018
Jeff Bjarke
Jun 2, 2018
Philip Chrzanowski
10mi

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Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 16 votes

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in Albuquerque

#1965

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  3.4 from 16 votes
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#1

in Albuquerque

#47

in New Mexico

#1,965

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3,652 Since Mar 15, 2013
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This trail is okay; not as fun as others so far, but worth doing. It is an easy 16 mile out and back. It's not marked well, but you can't really get lost. May 26, 2014

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