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Ojitos Trail #166

 3.7 (7)

6.9 Miles 11.2 Kilometers


Doubletrack

64' 20 m

Ascent

-1,889' -576 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

9,157' 2,791 m

High

7,332' 2,235 m

Low

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Conditions


Minor Issues 7 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - Mud is frozen in early morning, but snow is deep enough to make this ride a challenge History

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An alternate ending to the South Boundary Trail that avoids the rocky El Nogal section.

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Dogs Unknown

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Description

This two-track provides a 'bail-out' for those who don't want to ride the rocky El Nogal finish of the South Boundary Trail #164 and consists of doubletrack traverses followed by a steep descent with dozens of drainage berms that are ripe for the hucking.

From the log-drop intersection on the South Boundary Trail #164, head left (south) on the doubletrack logging road (closed to vehicles) to the rocky overlook. Make a hard right (back north) following the logging road to the descent. At the bottom, make a hard right up a steep, gravelly ascent to South Boundary Trail #164.

(To skip the steep connector climb between the Talpa Traverse and El Nogal, you can continue down to Hwy 585 and return via the shoulder to Hwy 64 and the trailhead.)

Traveled the other direction, the trail provides a leg-burning, lung-busting, relentless climb.

Note: Some maps may show a segment of the Ojitos Trail continuing northeast of the junction with the SBT. This trail is in rough condition and should be prepared for accordingly.

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Sep 22, 2018
Frank Villa-Abrille
Jun 10, 2018
JesseTremaine Tremaine
Mar 24, 2018
Allen Tanner

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Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

#4

in Taos

#8240

Overall
  3.7 from 7 votes
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#4

in Taos

#200

in New Mexico

#8,240

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Rode this "bail out" trail at the end of South Boundary. Seems to only cut out two of the last 3 miles of the end of S boundary? Then you have to ride uphill back to S Boundary. Not to mention, this ride adds about 4-5 miles to the overall journey. And several miles of this trail is riding downhill on loose scree. The only fun parts were at the end with the whoop de dos and views of Taos. However, the fun is wiped up by going back uphill to S Boundary in the blazing sun. Jul 20, 2018
To skip the steep connector climb between the Talpa Traverse and El Nogal, you can continue down to Hwy 585 and return via the shoulder to Hwy 64 and the trailhead. Sep 22, 2018

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