ElevationAscent: 648' 198 m
Descent: -618' -188 m
High: 6,421' 1,957 m
Low: 6,065' 1,848 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“Technical singletrack with slickrock sections.”— John Geronimo
From the trailhead, ride west until you see singletrack cutting across the road. Barker Dome North is a more mild trail if you want a warm-up.
Otherwise, hang a left on singletrack. Go south and then take a right and start climbing the ridge. At the top of the ridge, you'll join a pipeline road. Go north through a valley with some chunky spots. At the top of the next hill, the pipeline flies off a cliff. Don't follow it, but turn right.
The trail angles down over some very nice slickrock. It returns to singletrack which edges past some exposed sections. Coming down into the valley there is a tinaja just downstream (see photo).
From there, climb a broad expanse of slick rock. The trail now makes another turn at the top and slants down again. It is very narrow in spots with steps and other challenges. Descend to the canyon and follow it downstream. The canyon disgorges north of the trailhead. Either turn left to Barker Dome North, or south back to the trailhead. If you head back to the TH, you'll cross many sharp dirt gullies along the way - keep your wits about you!
Land Manager: BLM New Mexico - Farmington Office