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Elkins Canyon Trail

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 3.5 (2)

Technical singletrack best ridden downhill


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

6,060' 1,847 m

High

5,720' 1,743 m

Low

55' 17 m

Up

396' 121 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Shared By:

John Geronimo

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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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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