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      Small trail system separated from the main Placitas trails. These trails don't get as much traffic as some of the other trails in the region but they are worth a visit. The trails closest to the main parking area are in the best shape. Things get a little more primitive the farther out you go. The Northern section has a network of old ranch roads that would be good for young kids. Nothing technical but good views.

      The area is divided between Albuquerque Open Space and Bureau of Land Management. The Southeast section is Open Space and closed to motor vehicles. The BLM area is open to ATV/Motos so there are a lot of old tracks.

      There is also a small family of wild horses in the BLM area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: BLM & Open Space
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 18, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      49
      Trails Horse
      23
      Trails Hike
      48
      Trails Trail Running
      48
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      2,158 ft
      Total Vertical
      363 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,633 ft
      Reports
      84
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      977

      Photos of Placitas North Open Space & BLM Mountain Bike

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      Apr 12, 2024 @ 7:08am
      Apr 12, 2024
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      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:55pm
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      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 11, 2024
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      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      38 |
      Dec 9, 2022 @ 9:04pm
      Dec 9, 2022
      32 |
      Dec 9, 2022 @ 9:04pm
      Dec 9, 2022
      37 |
      Dec 9, 2022 @ 9:04pm
      Dec 9, 2022
      trail: Jackrabbit
      53 |
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 11:57am
      Jan 23, 2022

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      Jun 15, 2024 @ 9:52pm
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      May 28, 2024 @ 9:06pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Placitas Area Trails 16 48 13.1 km
      Juan Tabo Peak / Jaral Canyon 6 3 19.1 km
      Sandia Mountains - Upper East Side 2 5 1 19.8 km
      Golden Open Space 5 110.1 km
      Sandia Foothills - North 15 5 111.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4927 miles2,159 ft10 miles364 ft
      #4,815#2,15321841562
      Horse2312 miles1,240 ft5 miles351 ft
      #444#32752
      Hike4827 miles2,139 ft10 miles364 ft
      #3,939#1,98068594
      Trail Running4827 miles2,139 ft10 miles364 ft
      #3,958#1,9858512
      Dirtbike/Moto11 mile259 ft3,655 ft262 ft
      2
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles75 ft3,196 ft299 ft
      2
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      • placitas north open space & blm activity log | embed map of Placitas North Open Space & BLM mountain bike trails | placitas north open space & blm mountain biking points of interest

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