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El Cerro South

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A difficult trail featuring sandy soil, basalt baby heads and steep cross slope on west escarpment.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

5,933' 1,808 m

High

5,557' 1,694 m

Low

376' 115 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail climbs to the vicinity of the Cerro peak with lots of baby heads, but sand rather than silt as at lower elevations. It then descends through steep switchbacks to the west. This escarpment involves a narrow trail with basalt rocks to grab pedals. The cross slope is very steep and one section is atop a cliff band so caution is advised.

This is a rough, loose, and steep trail best experienced with full suspension and tire sealant: goatheads are very abundant in this area.

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John Geronimo

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  1.5 from 2 votes

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The trail narrows as it descends the west escarpment, with a steep cross slope and lots of pedal grabbing rocks
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM
Steady ascent towards the south Cerro peak. The trail is wide but studded with rocks.
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM
Beginning descent of the west escarpment
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM

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Mar 21, 2019
Alex Hurley Martinez
Really sandy, a very slow going trek. Fat tires are recommended. — 9h 00m