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Desert Dance

Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -283' -86 m
High: 4,539' 1,384 m
Low: 4,262' 1,299 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Christopher Bare

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A sandy and winding trail that runs along and across an arroyo as it snakes toward the Figure 8 loop.

Christopher Bare

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

Desert Dance consists of winding singletrack that weaves in and out of an arroyo from the parking lot up to the Lower Figure Eight Trail. This trail can be ridden in any direction and may be a good option for beginner riders looking to learn how to ride on less technical terrain. With that in mind, there are a few sandy sections that can be slick in spots. Additionally, Desert Dance allows you to connect into the more technical and fun Chutes-n-Ladders loop.

Note that this trail does parallel and often cross an active arroyo. During the summer monsoons, this arroyo sees flowing water which can erase sections of the trail and/or dump loose sand on it. The trail can be different each time you ride it for this reason.

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May 2, 2020
Blair S
Nov 14, 2017
Elissa B
Quite a few loose gravel sections when we rode it, but still fun!
Feb 20, 2017
Marquis Howe

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  3.0 from 7 votes

#17370

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#412

in New Mexico

#17,370

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Cat 3 Race footage from the Horny Toad Hustle, 2015.
Oct 2, 2015 near Doña Ana, NM
Glorious southwestern sunset while riding the loop.
Nov 1, 2017 near Doña Ana, NM

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