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Central Spine

 5 votes

Length

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

226' 69 m

Ascent

-350' -107 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

6,020' 1,835 m

High

5,685' 1,733 m

Low

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All Clear 92 days ago
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A thrilling and technical trail bisecting the middle of the White Ridge Trail Network.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Description

Central Spine is a challenging and exciting trail that connects the south and north ends of the White Ridge System. It is best ridden from south to north to take advantage of the technical descent along a knife-edge ridge.

From the main parking area, access Central Spine from the connector trail past Dragon's Back to intersection 22. Drop your saddle and turn left. The wild descent begins immediately down the unique gypsum soils. There is some exposure to the left and a ridge to your right.

The first descent rolls out into a slight incline. Pedal along the ridge to the next downhill, a very technical section with significant drops. It's a good idea to scout the landings and transitions before dropping in. The last part is an extremely steep and extended run down to the valley floor.

The northern section of Central Spine climbs up steadily from the valley to intersection 12. The singletrack eventually widens to doubletrack.

At the northern end, stay right to loop back via Good Times or left to access to the far end of Dragon's Back.

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Mar 18, 2017
Rory Yurkovich
Easy to lose trail. I ended up in the wash and had to hike out

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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#273

in New Mexico

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