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La Espina

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A very steep descent from La Espina Hill on a rock slab


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Singletrack

4,646' 1,416 m

High

4,519' 1,377 m

Low

26' 8 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Description

Starting from La Espina Ledge, this trail begins with some tight, steep switchbacks up to the top of the hill. Upon reaching the top, riders are treated to an amazing view of the mountains to the East and North and of West El Paso and Juarez to the South.

This is a good time to check your brakes. You'll need them for the descent.

Continuing along this trail involves riding down a steep, tilted (25% grade) rock slab alongside a low cliff. The trail is not extreme but requires very careful braking to avoid slipping on loose rocks that litter the slab.

The trail continues on various rock slabs before turning in to a rocky singletrack and ending in the North side of Granola Bowl.

This is an awesome trail, but riders need to be very careful. You can be seriously hurt here because of the steepness of the slabs.

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Shared By:

Stu Chaffey

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  5.0 from 3 votes

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La Espina rock slab.
Mar 6, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
Suicide Drop Ramps
Mar 6, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
La Espina Suicide Drop
Mar 6, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
La Espina Descent
Mar 6, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
La Espina Ledge
Mar 6, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
The rock slab creates a 25% grade which must be ridden very carefully - a piece of gravel can cause a painful crash.
Dec 12, 2015 near Canutillo, TX

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