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Pokerchip North

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 4.0 (2)

A challenging trail with loose climbing on baby heads and ledges and a matching descent.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Singletrack

7,763' 2,366 m

High

7,498' 2,285 m

Low

285' 87 m

Up

230' 70 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

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

Description

This is a challenging but rideable section of trail. It starts on Rd 242 and finishes at a junction with the Pinyon Trail, though the forest service map shows it joining Bear Scat instead. Both ends feature extended climbs on a loose surface with limestone ledges - baby heads are the biggest challenge.

The top section of the trail changes from smooth and fast to twisting with rock gardens. The northern climb/descent is more continuous with tighter turns and shorter / steeper.

Contacts

Local Club: AMBA

Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Shared By:

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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  4.0 from 2 votes
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#242

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#10,192

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Smooth stuff up on the Pokerchip ridge.
Apr 8, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
Rock garden on Pokerchip North
Apr 8, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
Ledgy goodness, or hardness on Pokerchip north.
Apr 8, 2013 near Pondero…, NM

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