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El Cerro West Escarpment

Intermediate
 2.0 (1)

Skirts a steep escarpment then drops through a section of badlands.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

5,677' 1,730 m

High

5,267' 1,605 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

411' 125 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail begins at the base of the basalt hill and winds down along an escarpment overlooking the Bowl area. Tread is uniformly fine to coarse silt which must turn to cake frosting after a rain.

Partway down is a lone picnic table under a shade structure, a feature of the El Cerro de Los Lunas Preserve. This marks the beginning of an interesting badlands section. Just beyond the picnic table the trail is so steep that wooden steps have been installed.

This is a very high erosion area and riders are encouraged to minimize impact by walking their bike, etc.

Once through this steep section the trail rolls across some arroyos in sweeping turns.

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Shared By:

John Geronimo

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Rolling section approaching the bowl area
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM
Trail skirts this escarpment. Below it the "bowl" area of El Cerro de Los Lunas Preserve.
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM
Steps drop from shade shelter into badlands area
Dec 9, 2013 near Los Lunas, NM

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