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Old Dripping Springs Road

Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,042' 318 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 5,870' 1,789 m
Low: 4,829' 1,472 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Christopher Bare

A rough, sandy, and thorn-filled ride with remarkable scenery!

Christopher Bare

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Description

This is a slick, rugged experience accented by a tough climb through a sandy arroyo and stunning views of the Organ Mountains.

You can begin this adventure at the Sierra Vista Trail: Dripping Springs Rd. to Soledad Canyon Rd. trailhead. Hang a left onto the old jeep road instead of continuing onto the singletrack. You'll encounter several areas of deep sand along the road, so fat tires and plus-sized tires will be beneficial during this ride. Follow the road east until you arrive at an intersection.

Turn left and continue to ride east toward the Organ Mountains. This is the easiest section of the ride but it is short lived. You'll eventually arrive at a gate. Hop over the gate and continue riding.

At this point, the road fades in and out as it gives way to a sandy arroyo. After passing through the arroyo, the road will pick back up again for the final portion of this ride, a climb onto a small ridge line. The road is peppered with thorny mesquite, so tubeless tires with fresh sealant is an important part of this adventure.

After topping out on the ridge, you'll see a small weather station and a stunning view of the Organ Mountains and the Dripping Springs BLM recreation area and hiking trail. The road ends at a fence with a "no trespassing" sign. At this point, take some pictures, look for hikers on the trail and prepare to head back the way you came.

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The Organ mountains in all their glory!
Jul 3, 2017 near White S…, NM

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