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A nice tight trail that links Otero Canyon to Blue Ribbon.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

7,334' 2,235 m

High

7,084' 2,159 m

Low

281' 86 m

Up

31' 10 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

May be closed during summer months due to fire danger, check with the ranger station for details.

Description

We're really not sure where the name for this trail comes from, perhaps at one time it was Nasty.

At this point though it is a pretty sweet winding trail through the trees with only one ledge just before a hairpin (on the way up) that proves particularly difficult. On the way down you'd just ride off it. I guess it could be nasty if you clipped a tree because you were going too fast on the downhill. Otherwise this is a nice ride up from the bigger ponderosa trees of Otero Canyon to the pion pine and scrub oak forest up on the ridge to the east.

Contacts

Local Club: AMBA

Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Shared By:

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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Trail Rankings

#265

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#11,963

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Photos

Just above the switchback with the tough step below it.
Apr 6, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
Starting the mellow, Nasty climb
Apr 6, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
The rocky section just past the G Nasty intersection.
Apr 6, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
A couple of ledges at the top of G Nasty.
Apr 6, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
Trail junction between the West Ridge and Otero Canyon Trails.
Apr 2, 2013 near Pondero…, NM

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Jul 2, 2019
Jerred Neal
Mar 30, 2019
Ryan Grunkemeyer
Jul 23, 2017
Justin Garretson
May 14, 2016
Stephanie Striefel
all uphill, lots of stopping/walking; nice views 1.3mi
Oct 6, 2013
John Geronimo
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