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Alien Run Outer Limits

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A more advanced extension of Alien Run.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Singletrack

6,774' 2,065 m

High

6,509' 1,984 m

Low

625' 190 m

Up

626' 191 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Alien Run Outer Limits is an extension to Alien Run. It has a very different character, with sections of rocky climbing, plunging downhill sections, and meandering through dune-like terrain.

From the midpoint of the Alien Run 10 mile loop, head east and up a hill. The tread is coarse gravel and the grade considerable: much different from the rim riding.

Once over the hilltop, the benefits of a directional trail become apparent. There are no switchbacks on the downhill side... you just plunge down!

The trail meanders north, skirting the edge of John Brown Canyon along high cliffs.

Beyond the canyon, the trail joins a road for about 700 feet. At the top of the hill, bear left and back onto the trail. Signage is pretty good. Watch out for fast-moving vehicles.

Now the trail turns back south, contouring along the base of a low escarpment. After a number of road crossings, the trail rejoins itself and closes the loop.

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Shared By:

John Geronimo

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  2.8 from 6 votes

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in New Mexico

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Alien Crash Site decoration
Sep 17, 2017 near Aztec, NM
Plaque commemorating the crash site of the supposed UFO that crash landed in 1948. On the Alien Run Trail.
Mar 20, 2015 near Aztec, NM
Deeply weathered rock has turned to sand, producing dune-like sections
Aug 22, 2014 near Aztec, NM
Occasional sections of rim running
Aug 22, 2014 near Aztec, NM
Northern section contours along a low escarpment with tight turns among rocks
Aug 22, 2014 near Aztec, NM
John Brown Canyon overlook
Aug 22, 2014 near Aztec, NM

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