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Rumorosa Downhill Shuttle

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Almost 12km of rocky, sandy, butt-killing downhill awaits!


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12.6

Miles

20.2

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Singletrack

4,023' 1,226 m

High

844' 257 m

Low

617' 188 m

Up

3,792' 1,156 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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This is a rocky and secluded area, so a first aid kit is a must. Avoid extreme heat days since there's no shade, plenty of snakes, and lots of thorns.

Overview

Expect beautiful scenery from a fast downhill (depending on your skill) laden with rocks, loose dirt, and tight turns. Once all the way down, a dry river bed will test you.

Description

Park at the Rumorosa rest area. If you are not planning on biking back up the road, take one car and park it down in the rest area before the military check point, that way you have a ride back up the mountain waiting for you. Make sure you park at the farthest end so you are not in the way of the people coming and going. This will make the guard happy. Let him know you'll be back in a couple of hours.

Once geared up and ready to go, head east and stay to the right. You'll be heading on a paved road for around 500m. Enter the dirt road on your right and stay right at the fork.

*Suggestion* Regroup and take in all that scenery! Yup, you're going down!

Enjoy the ride down. Regroup every so often for pics and to rest your hands from all the rocky bumps and braking. Once you finish the downhill, you'll arrive at a dry riverbed. Follow it east. You'll pass a sand bank and rock garden. It seems like no big deal but we've had people fall and break their hand on the rocks, so be careful.

The riverbed will turn into a dirt road. Keep following it and it will come to the highway. Carefully (mind the cars) join the highway until the much appreciated rest area.

**HARDCORE Peeps!** have ridden back up the mountain on the dirt trail, while others use the highway to ride up.

History & Background

This used to be the road from Mexicali before the new road was built.

Contacts

Land Manager: FIARUM

Shared By:

Cesar Rosas

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The flat area right after the mountain range is where you are heading.
Mar 8, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
Come on!!! You know you want a pic like this!
Mar 8, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
You can see the pieces of road going down... all the way down... the riverbed
Mar 8, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
Beautiful and fun pics.... also dangerous depending on how stupid you are!
Mar 8, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
Rest area where you can park
Mar 8, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
Rest area at the end-Store under construction
Mar 8, 2018 near Progreso, MX

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Jan 26, 2019
Cesar Rosas
Cold up in the mountains, warm at the bottom, wear layers. 12mi — 1h 30m