Starting from the Tunnel Canyon
, the West Ridge has 3 significant climbs mixed with some fast twisting singletrack in the trees before plunging back down into Otero Canyon
. The climbs are characterized by loose terrain that either needs to be avoided or ridden smoothly to maintain traction. There are also a handful of limestone ledges to negotiate along with the occasional rock garden.
The top of the ridge offers a twisting track among the pion trees with a rock garden here and there before you hit the KAFB withdrawal boundary. From here the trail drops with tight turns and several rocks to jump or avoid and a log to ride. The last bit will leave a smile on anyones face.