A new option for the 12 Hours in the Wild West race event. This six-hour option follows the inner loop at Grindstone Lake and bypasses some of the more technical sections and climbing afforded by the traditional 12-hour race loop.
The 6 and 12 hour loops have different start and stop times. See the Zia rides website for details.
This loop begins the same as the 12-hour loop off of Resort Drive near the stables at the base of the dam. Take the trail up to the main trailhead and parking area near the lake and access the singletrack. Follow the Grindstone Lake Trail
until you complete the loop at the start/finish line.
Make sure you continue on Grindstone Lake Trail
at the Alfred Hale Connector
instead of taking the connector over to the longer and more technical 12-hour race loop.