14.9 miles
Distance
1,688 ft
Climb
-1,687 ft
Descent
4,969 ft
High Point

15 mile mini-epic course, emphasis on the epic! Riders start out at the Bowen Roundhouse. *New addition!! Racers start out headed north on pipeline road. Turn left on the road taking you to the ponding area, head through the fun rock garden on Tu Madre, then start up coyote ugly to Sotol forest. Continue southbound on Sotol forest to the rock shock intersection. Head up rock shock to scenic until you come to the Mundys' Gap T-intersection. Turn left headed downhill on Tin-Mine to the next 4-way intersection to take a right on Blue Moon road. Head up to Mule-Shoe to complete the loop counterclockwise. Turn right to meet Cardiac trail. Head eastbound all the way down Cardiac (proceed with caution!!! chunky epic trail) (updated section shown) to reach Tin-Mine road. Turn left on Tin-Mine to head back up the mountain. Continue on Tin-Mine road until you reach Pole Cat Alley. Turn right up Pole Cat until you reach Blue Moon road. Turn right on Blue Moon to the Mad Cow trail head. Have some fun with a great flowy downhill all the way back to the Round House.

Detailed Description
2023 El Paso Puzzler 15 Mile Mini-Epic is a 15 mile less popular intermediate race route located near El Paso Texas. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,688 ft with a max elevation of 4,969 ft then descends -1,687 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday January 14, 2023 at 09:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    27
More Stats for 2023 El Paso Puzzler 15 Mile Mini-Epic mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 13 min
  • Altitude min
    4,196 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,251 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,252 ft
  • Grade max
    -33%
  • Grade min
    34.8%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Mad Cow Bridge
Mad Cow Bridge
trail: Mad Cow
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Cardiac Hill
Jan 13, 2023 @ 4:48pm
Jan 13, 2023
The DH section from the top has a lot of loose rocks
Mule Shoe Loop
Sep 3, 2022 @ 7:29am
Sep 3, 2022
No Bueno
Apr 25, 2022 @ 3:13am
Apr 25, 2022
Mad Cow
Apr 5, 2022 @ 2:59am
Apr 5, 2022
Old Tin Mine Road
Mar 14, 2022 @ 3:15am
Mar 14, 2022
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