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Elkins Canyon Trail

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 55' 17 m
Descent: -396' -121 m
High: 6,060' 1,847 m
Low: 5,720' 1,743 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by John Geronimo

Technical singletrack best ridden downhill

John Geronimo

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This is the most technically interesting of the area trails and a worthy conclusion to a ride in the Cerillos Hills Escalante, Mirador, Coyote, Upper Elkins Canyon Trail network.

Horse traffic seems a bit less in this area due to the steepness and rockiness. Watch for hikers.

There are rock gardens and a few off-camber rocky sections with steep cross slopes. In the final section of narrow canyon are a couple of sections of bedrock pavement.

Once out of the canyon, ride about 1/2-mile back to the parking area to complete the loop.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Bedrock section in the final stretch of narrow canyon
Jan 2, 2014 near La Cienega, NM
Rock garden on Elkins Canyon Trail
Jan 2, 2014 near La Cienega, NM

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