15.5 miles
Distance
2,382 ft
Climb
-2,345 ft
Descent
1.2 miles
High Point

Pinion Mesa Loop Details

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

A 16mile loop through the badlands up to the top of Pinion Mesa and back down through the Junipers. The climb to the top can be rather difficult in places, and the softness of the trail will keep you challenged as far as momentum. Once you reach the top, stop and take in the views - Shiprock, and Hogback are in the background, and then you have a very long section of downhill cruising so you can catch your breath. There is not much cover for the first 5 miles of the climb, so this is a trail best reserved for spring and fall, along with early morning rides in the summer.

Access Info

From the intersection of Pinion Hills and Hwy 170, head north on 170 for approximately .7 miles. On the left hand side of the road, you will see a single, large Cottonwood tree in a small parking lot. Trail head starts at the green gate.

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More Stats for Pinion Mesa Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    37 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade
    0.045%
  • Grade max
    -219.262%
  • Grade min
    202.475%
  • Distance climb
    6.0 miles
  • Distance down
    6.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3.1 miles
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