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Lajitas Trails Airport Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great short ride that is suitable for riders of all abilities.


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10.8

Miles

17.4

KM

90%

Singletrack

2,744' 836 m

High

2,472' 753 m

Low

471' 144 m

Up

471' 144 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This ride is an excellent beginner ride but also offers some of the areas best singletrack on Loop 3. It's the go to ride for a 1-1.5 hour ride from the airport trailhead in Lajitas. For a short beginner ride you can just do Loop 2.

Description

Start out heading west on the south leg of Loop 2 for a nice warm-up and downhill run across Jackrabbit Flats. Once you make the steep, sandy drop into the creek make sure to look to the left for the route out and up to the road.

Head to the right down the dirt road until you hit loop 1 and follow it to the left. You'll then intersect 1-B (the Dog Loop). Follow this fun and fast singletrack until you intersect Loop 1 again and follow it to the right until you come back to the north leg of Loop 2.

From here it's nice singletrack that starts with a short, steep climb and then ascends gradually back to the trailhead area. From there you cross the road and hit Loop 3 - a really fun, flowing loop that features lots of big smiles. It has lots of great short climbs and descents, half pipes, small ledges and great flow.

Usually ridden clockwise, you might have so much fun the first time around that you want to go ride it in the opposite direction.

History & Background

Part of the Old Chihuahuan Desert Challenge race course.

Contacts

Local Club: Big Bend Trails Alliance

Land Manager: Lajitas Golf Resort

Shared By:

Jeff Renfrow

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

#2035

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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Photos

Alex riding the creek bed section at the top of loop 3.
Apr 7, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
It's all fast, flowing and downhill from here to the trailhead.  One of the funnest sections of trail in the area.
Apr 15, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Crystal catching some air on loop 3
Apr 7, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Starting out on the singlespeed leg of loop 3.
Apr 7, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Singlespeed trail singletrack
Apr 15, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Loop 3 is the local kid's favorite ride. Grownups love it too.
Apr 15, 2013 near Lajitas, TX

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Mar 3, 2019
Richard Schmiedeke
Some of the best singletrack around! Best at this location. Loads of fun!
Jan 30, 2016
Jeff Morrow
74 degrees, sunny, light winds. One other bike on the trail. 18.5mi — 1h 45m