Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
MTB Project Logo

The Stem

 3.0 (4)

3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

205' 62 m

Ascent

-165' -50 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

6,685' 2,038 m

High

6,584' 2,007 m

Low

Shared By John Geronimo

Conditions


Minor Issues 74 days ago
Mostly Dry: some soft sand and rutty spots due to the amount of rain we have received! History

Getting forecast...

Access from the Gamerco trailhead of the High Desert Trail System.

John Geronimo

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This trail known simply as the "Stem" provides access from the east parking area to the "6 Flags" intersection. From here you can go directly to High Desert Trail System First Mesa or take High Desert Trail System Connector to High Desert Trail System, 3rd and 2nd Mesa Loop.

Climbs gradually through high desert terrain and vegetation, crossing a broad arroyo along the way.

Watch for hikers as this is a popular access route.

Contacts

Local Club: Gallup Trails

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 19, 2018
MIKE Cordes
Didn’t bring my bike but we really enjoyed walking the trail here. I would consider it an entry level trail with enough in it to keep fun. Nice 3mi
Aug 12, 2018
Cody Gertz
Loose sand in spots, but other than that... Fast and fun 3mi
Aug 4, 2017
David Miller
Jul 26, 2017
David Miller
4mi

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 4 votes

#14794

Overall
  3.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
25%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#362

in New Mexico

#14,794

Overall
3 Views Last Month
310 Since Aug 16, 2014
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

25%
50%
25%
0%
0%
0%
I love this section! it's a nice warm up to continue on to any of the other mesa loops once you get to six flags intersection! From the parking lot to six flags intersection is a gradual climb with a few breaks! But you know what that means, What goes up must come down! Riding from six flags intersection back to the parking lot is fast and mostly smooth! Use caution, as there are ruts in some spots! Also keep an eye out for loose sand! I've posted a video on my YouTube of the stem and 2nd Mesa loop! You can check it out here: youtu.be/jsZnjux5ddw Sep 4, 2018

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter