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An intimate route up a gentle drainage, with aspen trees, slickrock, some fun challenges.


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3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

8,067' 2,459 m

High

7,572' 2,308 m

Low

514' 157 m

Up

20' 6 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Family Friendly Also a good out and back trip, just turn around at the appropriate distance. Since the trail is in a small drainage it is easy to stay oriented. Many interesting little features for young children.

Closed during winter and early spring due to snowfall and runoff, typically mid-December through mid-April, but can vary by up to a month.

Description

One of the first singletrack routes in the Zuni Mountains, the trail follows an small drainage up to Sheetrock Tank, which usually contains water. The route features an intimate glide through the aspens, followed by some slick rock sections, including an interesting grazing fence crossing "cattle guard" feature.

The grades are gentle for the most part, with short tech sections that challenge beginner-level riders to develop their skills. The trail terminates at a signed four way intersection at Sheetrock Tank, offering several route choices, including a fun downhill return to the trailhead via Turkey Nest Trail and Y2K Trail, or continuing on to a loop of Lost Lake Rim Trail and Smokin' Handlebar Trail. Quaking Aspen Trail is part of the Zuni Mountain 100 Route, which offers ~50 continuous miles of mtb singletrack through a variety of beautiful and challenging terrain.

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Shared By:

Bill Siebersma

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 25 votes

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Trail Rankings

#15

in New Mexico

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A must visit. You could spend several days here and ride different singletrack each time. With more trails being built regularly. Nice designated camping areas and clean restrooms. Help support the cause, only 5 dollars a day
Aug 23, 2017 near Fort Wi…, NM
Aspens and roses on Quaking Aspen Trail.
Nov 28, 2015 near Fort Wi…, NM
24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest 2021.
Jun 18, 2021 near Fort Wi…, NM
Zuni Mountains trails system. Gallup New Mexico.
Jun 25, 2023 near Fort Wi…, NM
Taking a rest at Sheetrock Tank on a beautiful spring day.
Apr 22, 2013 near Fort Wi…, NM
Sheetrock Tank
Apr 18, 2013 near Fort Wi…, NM
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