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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Open on May 12, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,931
      State Ranking
      #119
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      26
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      3,523 ft
      Total Vertical
      832 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,693 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      493

      Photos of Penitente Canyon Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      29 |
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 3:55pm
      Aug 14, 2018
      trail: Blue Sky Loop
      22 |
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 3:41pm
      Jun 22, 2018
      trail: Rock Drops
      38 |
      Oct 12, 2017 @ 10:41am
      Oct 12, 2017
      report
      trail: Blue Sky Loop
      82 |
      Jan 14, 2016 @ 3:20pm
      Jan 14, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Blue Sky Loop
      May 12, 2019 @ 4:38pm
      May 12, 2019
      Prevalent MudTr0gd0r
      Jacarilla
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Very DryBradhaackWashed out, very rocky. Looks like a lot...
      Pinon
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Apr 22, 2018
      DryDurangoWill
      Dollhand Ravine
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Apr 22, 2018
      DryDurangoWill
      Wild Horse Loop
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Apr 22, 2018
      DryDurangoWill
      Blue Sky Loop
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Apr 22, 2018
      DryDurangoWill
      Loop B (Capulin South)
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Apr 22, 2018
      DryDurangoWill
      Blue Sky Loop (Connector)
      Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:26am
      Dec 6, 2017
      Very DryGdigdiNo snow in the San Luis Valley as yet. 35...
      Blue Sky Loop (South)
      Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:26am
      Dec 6, 2017
      DryGdigdiNo snow in the San Luis Valley as yet. 35...
      Loop B (Capulin North)
      Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:26am
      Dec 6, 2017
      DryGdigdiNo snow in the San Luis Valley as yet. 35...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1090267JarrodBaddridelogMay 25, 2017 ride log and 2 more
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 4:52am
      Jul 15, 2019
      user #12363143greenmenaddridelogJul 5, 2019 ride log
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      user #930089bcmtbikeraddridelogJul 5, 2019 ride log
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 11:10am
      Jul 5, 2019
      user #12363143greenmenaddridelogJul 4, 2019 ride log
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Jul 5, 2019
      user #1793612JCampoaddridelogJul 2, 2019 ride log
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 4:31pm
      Jul 2, 2019

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