2.4 miles
Distance
766 ft
Climb
-139 ft
Descent
00:31:28
Avg time

Blue Ribbon Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring-Fall
  • Global Ranking
    #1922
  • Land Manager
    USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Blue Ribbon traverses the ridge east of Otero Canyon and can make a fine loop with that trail and G Nasty. The northern end of the trail climbs up onto the ridge and is quite technical with lots of loose stuff and other embedded rocks to make it difficult to hold your line. About half way up things get really nasty with a steeper grade and shelves thrown into the mix and no clear line to hold.

Once you're up on the ridge, the character of the trail changes dramatically. Curving trail through the trees and an open meadow take you to the junction with G Nasty. Then it's a short tight rocky spot followed by a gradual climb, eventually ending at a junction (more like the north end) of FS Rd 106.

While the northern bit of this trail is a real grunt, the southern half is great and the descent of the northern bit is not terrible though a bit bone jarring.

Access Info

Trail starts just up from the Otero parking lot at the north end and meets up with FS Rd. 106 at the southern end

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Ribbon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    627 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.4 miles
  • Grade
    4.917%
  • Grade max
    -21.478%
  • Grade min
    25.371%
  • Distance climb
    1.7 miles
  • Distance down
    2,696 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,035 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:28
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Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Jan 31, 2016 @ 7:27pm
Jan 31, 2016
Blue Ribbon, Albuquerque

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