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3rd Mesa Loop

Intermediate
 4.5 (4)

Simply amazing singletrack in a high desert setting.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

6,698' 2,042 m

High

6,494' 1,979 m

Low

264' 81 m

Up

247' 75 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This loop has a bit of everything - smooth fast sections, open bedrock, switchbacks, ledges and ramps, and a little exposure here and there all with great scenery. Riding the north side of the loop first allows for more gradual climbing though there are still a few rock steps that must be tackled. The southern half of the loop has fast descents and ramps with the occasional exposed section. It doesn't get much better than this.

The west end of the loop is Junction #8 while the east end is Junction #7.

Contacts

Local Club: Gallup Trails

Land Manager: McKinley County

Shared By:

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

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#110

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Great trail work on the switchbacks.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Colorful trail friend
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Lesley rides a slickrock ramp while Dave takes in the view.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Fun ramp headed down, Dawn Til' Dusk "runs" up this.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Working down off of 3rd Mesa.
Apr 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM
Sweet tights!
May 21, 2013 near Gallup, NM

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Jul 10, 2018
Mark Solari
Aug 13, 2016
David Miller
May 11, 2014
John Geronimo