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Ojitos Trail #166

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (13)

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


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.2

KM

Doubletrack

9,157' 2,791 m

High

7,332' 2,235 m

Low

64' 20 m

Up

1,889' 576 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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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Shared By:

Wheel Rider with improvements by J. Bella

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 13 votes

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in Taos

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Overlooking Taos!!
Oct 14, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM
Fun jumps at the end!
Jul 20, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM
The wicked fun final descent...
Sep 2, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM
I seems it's always up or down. Not a lot of 'flat' sections to this ride.
Nov 14, 2013 near Taos, NM

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