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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Keep singletrack single, do not turn cryptobiotic soil crust to dust! There are over 125 miles of DIRECTIONAL trails in this area. Most of these trails are for avid riders with advanced skills. Trails within the badlands are specifically for FAT BIKES to minimize trail impact due to the sandy/loose soils and arroyos that make up a large part of this trail system. There are some trails (with slightly more stable soil) above and to the west of the badlands that are accessible via plus tire size bikes (the area of Twisted Tree trail and Taint torture Trail and Cranky Crow Trail). Just AVOID dropping into any of the badlands if you DON’T have a fat bike. These trails are not easy!! Be prepared. If you don’t own a fat bike this area is reason alone to get one.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Mariposa fat bike trails
      Parking for taint torture loop. google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Park at the Community Center and start with the Parkway Fat Bike Trail. Just to the east. The trail heads down and passes by the fire house in a clockwise direction.
      Region Details
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      Open on 8 hours

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,082
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails (view details)
      96
      Trails Mountain Bike
      96
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      87
      Trails Trail Running
      87
      Total Distance
      171 miles
      Total Descent
      20,832 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,661 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,700 ft
      Reports
      590
      Photos
      142
      Ridden Counter
      591

      Photos of Mariposa Fat Bike Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Cayenne Loop
      0 |
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:17pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      3 |
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jun 28, 2019
      1 |
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jun 28, 2019
      5 |
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 2:14pm
      Jun 16, 2019

      Videos of Mariposa Fat Bike Trails Mountain Bike

      Hippitty hopitty, jump, jump, jump.
      0:24 | 38 | Dec 10, 2018
      youtuber Mariposa Bike Trails, Needle & Thread
      7:20 | 30 | Jun 17, 2019
      youtuber Desert Fat Bike Trails
      3:53 | 70 | Dec 30, 2018 , Rio Rancho
      youtuber Mariposa Fat Bike Trails. Badlands Loop.
      3:25 | 75 | Dec 30, 2018 , Rio Rancho

      Recent Trail Reports

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      KB's Fat Bike Trail (climb)
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:44am
      8 hours
      DryTerraFormerVery narrow, very dry, very difficult,...
      The Goat
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:42am
      8 hours
      DryTerraFormer
      The Meadows
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 8:17am
      Aug 19, 2019
      Very DryTerraFormerMarked well and easy to follow right now....
      Coyote Ridge
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 8:17am
      Aug 19, 2019
      DryTerraFormerThe rail is good to go.
      Venada Fat Fingures
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Aug 16, 2019
      DryTerraFormer
      Fenceline
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 9:34am
      Aug 15, 2019
      DryTerraFormer
      Red Canyon Run
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 9:34am
      Aug 15, 2019
      DryTerraFormer
      The Short Cut
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Aug 14, 2019
      DryTerraFormerSome erosion ruts from the latest rain...
      White Rabbit
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 9:21am
      Aug 8, 2019
      DryTerraFormer
      Cayenne Loop
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:19pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      Very DryTerraFormerGood for long spin miles while combined...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #477125TerraFormeraddreportThe Goat and 1 more
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:43am
      8 hours
      user #477125TerraFormercommenttrailParkway fat bike trail
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:39am
      8 hours
      user #477125TerraFormerupdatetrailBitchin Bridges
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 6:32am
      2 days
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailSuper fat bike loop
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:20am
      2 days
      user #477125TerraFormeraddreportThe Meadows and 1 more
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 1:54pm
      Aug 19, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #477125TerraFormertrailParkway fat bike trailFat tires>> the right tool for the job....
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:39am
      8 hours
      user #477125TerraFormerreportFencelineThe construction crew is almost done. There is...
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:10pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      user #477125TerraFormertrailGoaTeeFun to do hot loops on.
      May 24, 2019 @ 12:34pm
      May 24, 2019
      user #477125TerraFormerreportCoffee Cake HillsVery dry
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Feb 16, 2019
      user #1577893ThislonelywanderertrailParkway fat bike trailFIRST: The trail map on trail forks does not...
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:49am
      Jul 8, 2018

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