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Turkey Trot

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

Nice, varied trail crosses David Canyon


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Singletrack

7,596' 2,315 m

High

7,161' 2,183 m

Low

471' 144 m

Up

337' 103 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Typically snowy November-February. Fire closures in the summer are common.

Description

This trail is best ridden down the west ridge through steep switchbacks, across David Canyon, then gradually up the east ridge to the Mars Court trailhead.

From Mars Court the following loop can be ridden:

1. Down Wild Turkey to Cajun Turkey (0.2 miles)
2. North on Cajun Turkey to Cajun Pine (0.4 mi)
3. Cajun Pine to Drop In (1.8 mi)
4. Down Drop In to West Boundary (0.26 mi)
5. West Boundary (1.6 mi)
6. More Turkey (1.7 mi)
7. Turkey Trot (3 mi)

About 9 miles. This area of the Manzanitas is remote and less ridden than the northern areas, without cell or amateur radio coverage. Be sure to take plenty of water, food, and repair capability.

Contacts

Local Club: AMBA

Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Shared By:

John Geronimo

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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#197

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The trail contours along the hillside in the northern section of the east ridge
Apr 27, 2014 near Pondero…, NM
The east ridge includes some nice meadow cruising
Apr 27, 2014 near Pondero…, NM
The trail is steep but has good switchbacks.
Apr 27, 2014 near Pondero…, NM
The trail crosses David Canyon and FR106 which is a bailout option
Apr 27, 2014 near Pondero…, NM
Descent off the west ridge to David Canyon has some steps and tight switchbacks
Apr 27, 2014 near Pondero…, NM

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Aug 26, 2018
Nick Winowich
Jun 10, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
Jul 3, 2016
Joseph Talley
Rode counterclockwise - Turkey, Cajun Pine, Wild Turkey, 3 Bottles, West Boundary, More Turkey, and Turkey Trot. 11.3mi — 2h 35m
Sep 7, 2015
Richard Noland
Jul 24, 2015
Nathan Anderson
3mi