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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Established by the United States Army as an installation offering protection for miners and settlers in 1866, the now deserted Fort Bayard is truly a sight worth seeing. While many of the original buildings have been demolished, the some houses and barracks remain intact. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2004, the trail networks heading north from the fort offer some of the most enjoyable mountain biking in Grant County.

      Riders are encouraged to ride to the Big Tree from either the Dragonfly Trailhead (sign posted from Hwy 180) or from the Cemetery Trailhead within Fort Bayard. Be warned however, that while the Dragonfly Loop and the Big Tree Trail offer excellent riding, both trails are regularly hiked. Riders please be ready to dismount and make way for hikers along any Fort Bayard trails.
      In drier months, trail conditions are often sandy and loose, making riding difficult and often causing excess trail damage. Trails are ideal after light moisture. Riding in this system is often exposed, so expect to need plenty of water and sun protection.
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 1
      • 14
      • 5
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 30, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,367
      State Ranking
      #32
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      70 miles
      Total Descent
      9,372 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,019 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,994 ft
      Reports
      4
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      144

      Photos of Fort Bayard Mountain Bike

      trail: Big Tree
      8 |
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 3:24pm
      Nov 11, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Signal Peak (742)
      May 28, 2019 @ 3:22pm
      May 28, 2019
      DrymtbbyrdOne tree down parallel to the trail right...
      Cornell Ranch #758
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 10:47am
      Feb 16, 2019
      DrysirikHike Fun flowy single and double track. It's a...
      CDT (Black Peak NM)
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 7:37pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      DryraekstromTrees down in the burned areas north of...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1333269TwowheelappealwishlisttrailBig Tree
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Nov 2, 2019
      user #1939565JmbaltwishlisttrailThe Watering Hole
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 8:49pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      user #1939565JmbaltriddentrailCCC West Access and 17 more
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      user #788625toddaddtrailWild Mustang Loop and 7 more
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:04am
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #788625toddupdatetrailOld Highway 260 and 8 more
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 5:57am
      Jul 2, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #829988mtbbyrdtrailSignal Peak (742)Old school and techy with some really tight...
      Apr 25, 2018 @ 6:52am
      Apr 25, 2018
      user #770552JjkleimantrailWoodhaul Wagon Road TrailThis trail isn't well kept. It is covered in...
      Sep 2, 2017 @ 9:51pm
      Sep 2, 2017

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