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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 20, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      3,341 ft
      Total Vertical
      684 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,546 ft
      Reports
      44
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      1,946

      Photos of Penitente Canyon Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      Jul 14, 2022 @ 5:03pm
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:35pm
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:35pm
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:35pm
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:35pm
      Sep 19, 2020

      Videos of Penitente Canyon Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      BEYOND  Penitente Canyon

      21:41 | 25 | May 25, 2022

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Loop B (Capulin North)
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 1:07pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      Drytherobhurst
      Blue Sky Loop (Connector)
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryTrail is in good condition.halfacat
      Blue Sky Loop (South)
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryTrail is in good condition.halfacat
      Blue Sky Loop
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryTrail is in good condition. Technical.halfacat
      Witches Canyon
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryWatch the 180 switchback turn if headed...halfacat
      Rock Drops
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryTrail is clear and great to ride....halfacat
      Iglesia De San Juan
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      IdealTrail is in good condition.halfacat
      Los Hermanos
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 7, 2021
      DryTrail is in good condition.halfacat
      Sunshine Kitty
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 8:05pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      Dryralanb
      Penitente Canyon Trail
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Dec 3, 2020
      Snow Coveredsgpon

      Activity Feed

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      user #1184854jesseco8wishlistregionPenitente Canyon Recreation Area
      Sep 26, 2022 @ 6:03pm
      2 days
      user #1060899twowheeledchaosvotetrailLos Hermanos and 1 more
      Sep 14, 2022 @ 1:47pm
      Sep 14, 2022
      user #1881308Maddox888wishlistroute12 Hours of Penitence Joker Lap Course
      Sep 2, 2022 @ 8:14am
      Sep 2, 2022
      user #1970937jjcast127riddentrailSouth Witches Canyon Rd
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 27, 2022
      user #1807447BobbygeezriddentrailSunshine Kitty and 4 more
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 6:58pm
      Aug 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1558530PoynterfarmtrailJacarillaDefinitely not a green trail. I'm an expert...
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #1233581grantbob94trailWild Horse LoopRode both CW & CCW, rideable in both...
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 7:12pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      user #1962212krankypantstrailJacarillaNot a green trail! Washed out by the recent...
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 10:44am
      Sep 17, 2020
      user #554105helimacktrailSunshine KittySuper fun technical trail. Classic sand stone...
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 8:43am
      Aug 23, 2019

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      Poison Mountain 1 424 km
      Cat Creek 3 1 130.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2826 miles3,340 ft12 miles686 ft
      #4,932#2,18330442505
      Hike2826 miles3,340 ft12 miles686 ft
      #4,130#2,0314416
      Trail Running2826 miles3,340 ft12 miles686 ft
      #4,141#2,0364410
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