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A fast flowing descent with just a few flat spots to make you pedal.


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

Singletrack

10,273' 3,131 m

High

8,691' 2,649 m

Low

34' 10 m

Up

1,617' 493 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This is a fast and mostly smooth trail. The worst part about it is the washboarding before you enter the corners. Pretty much all of the corners are banked so that you can maintain speed through them. Most of the time you are switchbacking your way down the ski runs and cruising through the trees to connect the runs, though there are tight twists and tuns in the trees as well.

While you could ride up this trail, people come flying down it, beware.

Contacts

Local Club: AMBA

Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Shared By:

LeeAB Brinckerhoff with improvements by Sarah Councell

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 15 votes

#4

in Sandia Park

#8236

Overall
  3.9 from 15 votes
5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Sandia Park

#166

in New Mexico

#8,236

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I like ascending this trail and descending the challenge trail which should be the recommended route.
Oct 11, 2023 near Sandia…, NM
A full value couple of hours of cool, grueling uphill, away from that valley heat. Dozens of these open flats provide a few moments of recovery between many more steep and loose hairpins.
Sep 5, 2020 near Sandia…, NM
Base area coming into view.
Jul 21, 2022 near Sandia…, NM
Golden Eagle (on ski trail Exhibition and chair lift #1 decommissioned).
Jul 21, 2022 near Sandia…, NM
Golden Eagle (on ski trail Exhibition and chair lift #1 decommissioned).
Jul 21, 2022 near Sandia…, NM
FR 488 - Top of Sandia Peak Ski Area (King of the Mountain).
Jul 21, 2022 near Sandia…, NM

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Aug 21, 2022
Nick Hamill
Aug 14, 2021
Bo B
May 29, 2021
Matthew Buster
It was green and beautiful! The banks on all the turns were a blast! 7.2mi
Sep 28, 2018
Don Childrey
partial? 4mi
May 18, 2018
Aaron Reilly
Jun 22, 2017
Ryan Sanders
Maiden voyage for the Kona.
Oct 10, 2015
Nathan Anderson
4.4mi — 0h 44m
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