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Gear Grinder

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An up-and-down, rough and technical singletrack.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

7,075' 2,156 m

High

6,917' 2,108 m

Low

238' 73 m

Up

162' 50 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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This trail is typically snowy from November through February and may be closed during the summer months due to fire danger. Check with the USFS for current status.

Description

Gear Grinder begins at the intersection of Lower Pine and Pinon and runs west. It's a twisting trail with numerous rocky sections. Gear Grinder is definitely the chunkiest trail in all of the eastern Otero area.

Regardless of which direction you ride this trail, the amount of climbing and descending is about the same. You'll get a workout in both directions, but riding from north (where it connects to Bear Scat Trail) to south is a net-downhill route.

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Shared By:

John Geronimo

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Extra chunky section of bedrock on Gear Grinder
Aug 25, 2014 near Sandia…, NM
Rough sections like this abound
Aug 25, 2014 near Sandia…, NM
Uniformly rocky tread on Gear Grinder
Aug 25, 2014 near Pondero…, NM

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