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Elliot Barker

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (9)

A climber's paradise and downhiller's nightmare, this is mostly climbing going from north to south.


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Map Key

12.2

Miles

19.7

KM

Doubletrack

10,502' 3,201 m

High

8,568' 2,612 m

Low

2,866' 874 m

Up

1,102' 336 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

November through April, snowy and icy conditions exist.

Description

This trail is mostly climbing going from north to south, and the opposite going from south to north. If you are going to ride the Elliot Barker, it is best to ride the Sage to Elliot Barker Loop or the Big Kahuna Ride. These are the most viable options for this trail. However, if you do want to climb your little heart out with little downhill reward, your directions are as follows:

Park at the trailhead on HWY 64. Go though the forest trail gate and immediately take a left, go across a creek over a bridge and stay right on the singletrack from there. It will vary from doubletrack to singletrack to doubletrack that feels like singletrack along the climb.

Once you reach the top at Bull Springs (Giant High Forest Meadow), you'll traverse through the meadow traveling southwest. Go through the cattle gate and turn left (south). From here, you can't get lost, simply stay on the singletrack and look to the south when you get to the meadow. Use your MTB Project mobile app to steer you to the end of the trail.

When you get to the end of the Elliot Barker Trail, you can choose to proceed onto the South Boundary Trail #164 or continue to the rest of the Big Kahuna Ride and back to town.

Contacts

Shared By:

Angel Fire Bike Park with improvements by J. Bella

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 9 votes

#9

in Angel Fire

#19873

Overall
  3.0 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#9

in Angel Fire

#478

in New Mexico

#19,873

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Photos

Awesome high forest riding on Elliot Barker.
Sep 4, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Trail 164 sign on the climb up Osha Mountain.
Jan 26, 2015 near Angel Fire, NM
The view back toward Angel Fire on Elliott Barker.
Jun 24, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Elliot Barker awesomeness!
Sep 4, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Looking into an approaching storm near the top of Bull Springs Meadow on the Elliot Barker trail. The sign points the ways to Apache Pass and the trailheads on US 64.
Jul 1, 2017 near Angel Fire, NM

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Sep 6, 2020
Chris JD
I rode up this from 64 to south boundary. Steep at sections and a fair amount of route finding around the ranch area. Follow the cairns and "1" posts. 11.4mi — 3h 06m
Jun 23, 2019
Aaron Kikola
Rode the Whoops to Ho Chi Minh to EB Connect to finish the clockwise route to & from hwy 64 - the final rocky descend is baller
Sep 17, 2016
John Schweitzer
3mi

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