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The Vistas de Questa - West Trailhead

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A ten-mile loop from the West Trailhead out to the Punto de Coyote Vista Trail (Loop) and back.


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10.1

Miles

16.2

KM

80%

Singletrack

8,188' 2,496 m

High

7,571' 2,308 m

Low

1,267' 386 m

Up

1,272' 388 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed when muddy.

Overview

This lollipop ride is in the Wild Rivers Recreational Area with some challenging climbs, rewarding views, and fun descents. Overall, it is a solid workout that requires preparation and proper packing.

Need to Know

You may see hikers, so yield appropriately.

Description

Generally, the trail heading east is steep with some rocks. There is a scree field to walk the first time and the route is around 80% singletrack.

At about 2.3 miles, there is a steep, dangerous hard left and hard right turn. The East Trailhead with access to the Las Vistas de Questa Trail and Punto de Coyote Vista Trail (Loop) is about two miles outside of Questa. The West Trailhead, where this ride starts and ends, is 5.6 miles from the first cattle guard off the Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway. Both trailheads are marked with brown signs.

Contacts

Shared By:

Wil Parker with improvements by Shari Heier

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

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in Questa

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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Climbing the Dog Leg
Nov 16, 2017 near Questa, NM
There's a hard left at the top then a hard right at the bottom.
Jul 24, 2017 near Questa, NM
Style or gateway turn right for a slight climb.
Aug 2, 2017 near Questa, NM
Las Vistas de Questa Trail has a steep difficult dog leg. Dale rides down the dog leg!
Nov 18, 2017 near Questa, NM
Chris is scoping out the trail.
Aug 11, 2017 near Questa, NM
View from the arroyo.
Aug 10, 2017 near Questa, NM

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