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8.6 mile 13.8 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,001' 305 m
Descent: -1,001' -305 m
High: 6,081' 1,854 m
Low: 5,588' 1,703 m


Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)


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Trail shared by Caleb Robinson

This ride links several trails together to make for a fun and challenging route through the PATA network.

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Several trails that link together making for a fun ride with moderate climbs, twisty singletrack, narrow lines along ridges and above ravines, and fast technical descents with a few berms and jumps thrown in.


Start at the parking lot off of HWY 165. Head east on Mustang Alley across Forest Loop Road and continue the climb to the right up to the trail intersection of High Voltage and Sidewinder. Take a left at High Voltage and follow this technical singletrack, going left when you come to the creek bed until you reach Strip Mine Trail.

Head east on Strip Mine Trail, where you'll encounter some challenging climb sequences before turning left onto Chalk Dust. There are some great views as you head west and back around toward the south down through a chalky singletrack and over a narrow bridge. Continue on Chalk Dust and look for the Chalk Dust - Strip Mine Connector on the left.

A short but hard climb will have you back on Strip Mine Trail for a few hundred yards before you take a right on Sidewinder. This is the only part of the ride that will overlap as you climb back up to the intersection of High Voltage and Sidewinder. Continue up Sidewinder paralleling Forest Loop Road up to a small parking lot. Cross Forest Loop Road here and hold on for the flow of Bobsled.

There are some jumps, small gaps, and table tops that are pretty fun and challenging. Take this flowing trail and connect up to Fence Line for a nice and fast ride back to the parking lot.


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May 18, 2019
May 5, 2019
Kent Irving
Bobsled is fun 9mi
Apr 21, 2019
Jonathon Gokey
9.2mi — 1h 24m
Apr 7, 2019
Tomas Acosta
Apr 4, 2019
Jim Stern
Dry, great! 12mi
Mar 17, 2019
Luis Rojas
Oct 5, 2018
Katie Herman
When I’m short on time I like to go up Mustang Alley to Sidewinder and then down Bobsled.. super fun! 8.2mi — 2h 00m
Sep 29, 2018
Brad Jones
Really fun loop, i ended up taking the road after the first loop to the bob-sled trail and then down that. Done it 2 time different weekends. — 1h 20m

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Sarah Councell
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Sarah Councell   Albuquerque, NM
This is a great loop! Best of those trails and a great direction of travel to max out the goodness. Feb 10, 2019

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