ElevationAscent: 1,177' 359 m
Descent: -1,182' -360 m
High: 7,149' 2,179 m
Low: 6,413' 1,955 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A nice loop on Cedro Peak with some great singletrack through piñon forest.”— LeeAB Brinckerhoff
The area is open to motorized vehicles so you may have to deal with dirt bikes on the trails though much of this ride is not accessible to ATVs.
The Coyote Trail starts before and to the right of the gate. Coyote starts out as smooth singletrack that goes up and down through shallow canyons. Early on there is a confusing intersection where it is tempting to go straight, however you want to turn left to stay on the Coyote Trail (Trail 5619). Straight would put you on Trail 5620 and it is signed, so just keep your eyes open for it. There are a few rockier spots and some ledges on the climbs towards the end of the trail.
The Coyote Trail eventually ends at a pullout on Rd 462. Continue through the pullout area and straight across 462 onto Rd 13. Peddle up 13 for a little ways looking for the turn off for Delbert's Trail (Trail 5622) Take that and enjoy the singletrack winding through the trees. There is one spot with some big ledges that you have to drop and trees squeezing in from either side to make sure you hold your line. The Chamisoso Trail (Trail 5184) joins from the right.
Turn right onto the Chamisoso Trail and descend immediately. After the initial drop, the trail dips and climbs a bit with some rocky and loose spots before dropping into the head of a shallow canyon. Cruise down the canyon of smooth singletrack. Eventually things open up and there are several trail junctions. In general keep things pointed downhill. You will end up on the Powerline Trail (Trail 5524B) that will dump you back out onto Chamisoso Canyon Rd just above the parking area. The last bit of this ride has really good flow weaving in and out of the canyon bottom.
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Local Club: AMBA
Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office