“This is a mellow meadow trail connecting to Nathan's Trace and Julia's Crossing.
— BC Rimbeaux
Leona's Loop (why it's called "loop" is beyond me) is probably the easiest trail to connect Eliza's Ridge Trail
to the southern trails of the Preserve. Alternatively, you can take Julia's Crossing
to the Cowboy Shack TH.
Leona's is a smooth, slightly downhill prairie trail that heads to the south before bearing left at the junction with Nathan's Trace
. From here it climbs gently back north to a junction with Liam's Lark
and Julia's Crossing
An intermediate rider looking for something only slightly more technical would enjoy Liam's Lark
more than Leona's.
You can print a map of the Galisteo Basin Preserve trails here: galisteobasinpreserve.com/i…