8.0 miles
Distance
690 ft
Climb
-690 ft
Descent
00:49:40
Avg time

Alien Run Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking
    #6998

This trail is in Hart Canyon, at the site of a supposed UFO crash from back in the 40's. This is a ten mile one-way loop that takes you in and out of the Juniper trees, and along the slick rock shelves of the canyon. At the Eastern end of the loop is the Alien Monument where you will find a brief history of the site. Terrain variation is what makes this trail great, and will have something for everyone.

Access Info

Headed North on Hwy 550, turn right at MM 164 and stay to the left. Continue down the dirt road until you reach CR 2575, then turn left. At that intersection is a Natural Gas processing station, you can't miss it. Head up to the top of the hill, cross the cattle guard, make an immediate right down the one lane road to the trail head.

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More Stats for Alien Run mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.2 miles
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -105.264%
  • Grade min
    58.716%
  • Distance climb
    3.7 miles
  • Distance down
    2.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.4 miles
  • Avg time
    00:49:40
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Status:
Avg: 4.5 (3 votes)

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Nov 17, 2015 @ 12:39pm
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Alien Run, Albuquerque
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Alien Run, Aztec
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Alien Run, Aztec
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Jun 27, 2014 @ 12:54pm
Jun 27, 2014
Alien Run, Aztec

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag mike-j-gibson (May 25, 2016 at 11:21)
 A fine example of intelligent design in the evolution of trail building. The guys that put in this trail are genius. Fast, roller coaster, flowing fun with plenty of challenges to keep it interesting. Ride it counter clockwise as suggested for the most enjoyment.
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