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2nd Mesa Loop

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 306' 93 m
Descent: -316' -96 m
High: 6,798' 2,072 m
Low: 6,635' 2,022 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by LeeAB Brinckerhoff

Twisting singletrack around the middle mesa.

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

The 2nd Mesa is generally fast and smooth riding. There are the occasional sand traps to deal with but they tend to be quite short. There are some fun sections riding near the mesa edge on the southwestern side of the loop, while the northern side has some nice rock features, exposed bedrock and steps.

This is a great option to make rides longer from either the 3rd or 1st Mesa's. Trail Junctions #6 and #5 are at either end of this loop.

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

Contacts

Local Club: Gallup Trails

Land Manager: McKinley County

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May 11, 2014
John Geronimo

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Photos

Trail wrapping around a hoodoo
May 31, 2016 near Gallup, NM
Getting to the top of the 2nd Mesa!
Sep 4, 2018 near Gallup, NM
Hoping I don't get flattened by a toppling HooDoo.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Don't become a Bobcat Bite.
May 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Desert sandstone shelves
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Switchbacks climbing up onto 2nd Mesa.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM

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