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Cordova Canyon Trail #17

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,237' 682 m
Descent: -192' -59 m
High: 10,505' 3,202 m
Low: 8,410' 2,564 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by J. Bella

Steep climbing and a technical descent through a forested canyon.

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Need to Know

The trailhead is along NM 518 about 2.1 miles southeast of the Sipapu Ski Area. Turn right onto Forest Road 70 then another right at a fork in the road, there's a sign for the Agua Piedra Tr. No.19A and Indian Lakes Tr. No.19C to the left and Cordova Canyon Tr. No.17 to the right.

The Aqua Piedra Campground has several pay-to-camp sites and a reservation is required.

Description

While technically an old doubletrack road, much of the trail is overgrown and has singletrack characteristics where it's been worn in. It starts out climbing steeply into the forest through Cordova Canyon, crosses into a side canyon, and crests a ridge before dropping into Comales Canyon. After another steep climb across a ridge, the trail levels out and ends at a junction with the Comales Trail #22.

The descent is a fun, technical ride with a lot of embedded rocks and roots, intermittent flowy sections, and some rollovers near the bottom. Make sure your brakes work, you'll need them.

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