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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 12, 2020
Troy Selman
May 11, 2020
Charlie Kraft
Trail is in great condition. Make sure to do the loop in a counter clockwise fashion.
Nov 19, 2019
Justin Smith
Oct 5, 2019
Aaron Kikola
Rode the full loop in proper direction... crushed it in an 1:30
Sep 16, 2019
Jerome Polingyumptewa
Sep 7, 2019
Aaron Kikola
Rode in a clockwise loop. Paul wrecked hard coming down Bobsled
Sep 5, 2019
Jerome Polingyumptewa
8.6mi — 2h 07m
Aug 3, 2019
Roman G

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  4.6 from 42 votes


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Quick ride before the monsoons roll over the Sandia Mountains. New Mexico
Sep 14, 2016 near Placitas, NM
Descending some of the newer sections of trail
Feb 10, 2018 near Placitas, NM
Opt outside. Go ride your bike.
Jan 25, 2017 near Placitas, NM
Strip Mine Trail mountain view
Mar 26, 2015 near Placitas, NM
This is the rolling part of the Bobsled Trail (part one of two videos).
Jan 25, 2017 near Placitas, NM
Enjoy nice views during this narrow singletrack climb.
Feb 13, 2017 near Placitas, NM

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