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A robust singletrack experience with incredible views from the top of the Burro Mountains.


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46.0

Miles

74.1

KM

Singletrack

8,020' 2,444 m

High

4,940' 1,506 m

Low

4,642' 1,415 m

Up

4,216' 1,285 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Continental Divide (CDT) Trail can be accessed from several points. A common starting point can be accessed by taking Highway 180 out of Silver City, toward Gila/Cliff, New Mexico. Follow 180 out of Silver City until you reach Saddle Rock Canyon Road. Continue along the road for several miles until you intersect the Continental Divide singletrack. The trail is marked by characteristic blue placards.

From this northern starting point, you can ride the CDT down and through the Burro Mountains until you reach Highway 90, where the CDT can be taken all the way down to Lordsburg, Gila, and eventually its terminus at the US/Mexico border.

The CDT through the Burro Mountains is an incredibly robust ride of over 40 miles and is frequently ridden in segments by people who want shorter rides. The trails, particularly closer to Jack's Peak, offer beautiful vistas. However, this is a very dry and remote area, so plan accordingly and avoid riding this trail in the daytime during the summer months as the heat can be dangerous to the unprepared biker or the biker not used to hot, dry climates.

Hit up the folks at Gila Hike & Bike in Silver City for additional tips/directions. There are frequently group rides on the weekends from Silver City that ride in the Burro Mountains during the spring and fall and the bike shop may be able to get you in touch with these people if you are looking to join a group.

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Christopher Bare

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#9

in Silver City

#26525

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#9

in Silver City

#661

in New Mexico

#26,525

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Photos

The group takes a well earned rest stop to appreciate the stunning views along the most significant climbing section of this route.
Nov 5, 2018 near Silver…, NM
Group ride descent from the CDT down through Deadman Canyon.
Mar 13, 2016 near Silver…, NM
Honey Badger leading the charge near the top of one of the many climbing sections that this trail has to offer. Tallest peaks of the Burro Mountains can be seen in the background.
Mar 21, 2016 near Silver…, NM
The group is headed out to begin to tackle this beast of a ride.
Mar 21, 2016 near Silver…, NM
Sign marking the point at which you leave the CDT to begin the downhill ride.
Jun 9, 2016 near Silver…, NM

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Dec 30, 2017
Christopher Bare
Redrock to Tyrone out and back is in good shape. The canyon climb and descent is still as sketchy as usual. 13mi
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