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Outer Limits

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 3.3 (3)

Desert trail with burly climbs and rippin' descents.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Singletrack

6,583' 2,006 m

High

6,292' 1,918 m

Low

621' 189 m

Up

561' 171 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

35%

Max Grade (20°)

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No streams or water; bring more than you think you need and shoes with good tread for the hike-a-bikes.

Description

What a sweet trail! Made my trip to Ojo awesome. A local called it the "Outer Limits" and showed me where it is drawn on a topo map. I found it easily from the connector loops off of the Rincon Trail. Well-worn from riders, but loose and dry in some areas, it starts with a bang of a climb followed by a fast descent along a ridge.

More climbs and short drops weaving in and out of dry arroyos, up some steep and rocky hills each rewarded with a rippin' downhill. The views of the desert and mountains in the distance are incredible! There wasn't any water and it was hot when I was riding early in the morning before 11:00 a.m., mid-July.

I rode clockwise but the other way would be fun and might be better if you want longer downhills. An adventurous ride, not a real long trail, but the climbs make it feel like it is, especially with the desert heat.

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Cullen Bohannon

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#1

in Ojo Caliente

#19332

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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#1

in Ojo Caliente

#484

in New Mexico

#19,332

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High desert ridgeline descent on the Outer Limits Trail at Ojo Caliente.
Jul 24, 2019 near Ohkay O…, NM

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Jun 16, 2020
Frank Skimahorn
I rode CCW. This trail might be better if were ridden more. Very soft and MANY junctions that are not on MTB or marked. Would not ride again.