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Quebradas - Cerrillos Del Coyote

Intermediate
 3.1 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun combination of singletrack, rustic two-track, and a portion of the Quebradas Scenic Byway.


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9.3

Miles

15.0

KM

40%

Singletrack

5,273' 1,607 m

High

4,801' 1,463 m

Low

745' 227 m

Up

748' 228 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

An entertaining XC loop that links singletrack and rustic two-track along with a portion of the Quebradas Scenic Byway. Used as the race course for the Cerrillos del Coyote XC race.

Need to Know

Best ridden as a clockwise loop. It is signed with BLM trail markers but not terribly well. Taking a navigation device is recommended for first timers.

Trail is most maintained in the late summer and fall - in preparation for the XC race and the winter riding season.

Description

From the trailhead parking, head east on the Quebradas Scenic Byway, followed by a two track to the south. The two-track is rustic but includes a few nice rocky sections, arroyo crossings and singletrack connectors. Watch for BLM signs.

At the Southeast corner, turn onto the winding singletrack that climbs the hogback before connecting to the southern boundary road of the Quebradas OHV area. The most technical feature can be found on this singletrack section - a ledge mid switchback on the last climb.

The south boundary road is a fast gradual descent, which connects to Aunt Flow (not used for the race) and then the La Madre singletrack. Aunt Flow is tight and narrow and not suitable to beginners. La Madre is fast and flowly. The signature feature is the dragon's back descent which has small jumps and some exposure for pucker factor!

From the last arroyo crossing after La Madre, climb the two-track back to the parking area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rob Selina

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 8 votes

#3009

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  3.1 from 8 votes
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in New Mexico

#3,009

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Trail runs along western ridge with expansive views of the Rio Grande valley
Jan 25, 2014 near Socorro, NM
Beginning descent into the remote back valley to the east
Jan 25, 2014 near Socorro, NM
Descending into an arroyo
Jan 24, 2014 near Socorro, NM
Drop of 18 inches in the arroyo is a nice practice spot with a soft landing
Jan 24, 2014 near Socorro, NM
Off-camber step between switchbacks on the east side. Water bottle for scale.
Jan 25, 2014 near Socorro, NM
Minas de Chupadero road has sections of bedrock pavement and eroded arroyo crossings
Jan 25, 2014 near Socorro, NM

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Mar 9, 2020
Andy Sanchez
9.1mi — 2h 26m
Oct 6, 2019
Frank Skimahorn
if you find yourself thinking, "this can't be the trail, it's just some stupid road", you're probably on the right path. 9.5mi — 1h 26m
Sep 8, 2019
Jessa Patton
sleepy at trailhead. no murderers please — 11h 00m
Aug 2, 2019
Simon Lucero
May 18, 2018
Andrew Hood
Another New Mexico multi use trail. Be careful. It’s torn up by four wheelers and keeps. You’ll need a real GPS to find your way back out