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Milk Ranch Canyon Trail

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 4.3 (10)

This trail has been called the perfect cross country mountain bike ride.


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6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Singletrack

7,846' 2,391 m

High

7,282' 2,220 m

Low

686' 209 m

Up

690' 210 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

System is closed from mid-December through mid-April due to snowfall and Spring runoff conditions.

Description

Starts at the new Milk Ranch Trailhead, on the east side of NM400 after milepost 5, and heads 1.5 mi. west through rolling meadow to Milk Ranch Canyon. After crossing the rippled rock bottom, follow the trail to the right along the south canyon rim, then up a side canyon with a few challenging step ledges and finally a large cave where the trail leaves the drainage and starts to climb up the ridge.

After the extended climb and the trail finally levels out there is an intersection with Quasimodo Trail on the right, then a short distance farther a view point spur on the right. The trail heads down soon after and returns to Milk Ranch Trailhead via a long abandoned road corridor.

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Shared By:

Bill Siebersma with improvements by Bill Siebersma and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 10 votes

#6148

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#137

in New Mexico

#6,148

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Bear Cave is always cool and a great place to stop for a break.
Jul 8, 2013 near Fort Wi…, NM

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Sep 12, 2021
Lin Smith
First time riding this trail
Jun 3, 2021
Eddie R
Milk Ranch CCW to Quasimoto, up and back down Quasimoto, then the second half of Milk Ranch. The access point to Milk Ranch I used a year ago was… 17.2mi
Aug 8, 2020
R M
6.4mi — 3h 17m
Jul 26, 2020
R M
Muddy from days of rain but still passable if youthe adventurous type 7.5mi — 10h 15m
Sep 8, 2018
Javier Telles
The best singletrack I've ever ridden
Jul 11, 2017
David Miller
7.3mi