22 miles
4,849 ft
-4,839 ft
2 miles
High Point

Glorieta Adventure Camps is privately owned, so please respect their property and events.

The trails listed on this route are proper Expert and Extreme. Use appropriate caution and body armor and full-face helmets are recommended.

Really want to see what it takes to ride a Big Mountain Enduro? This route contains the classics: the big ridge from the top of Glorieta Baldy, Jagged Axe, Janker DH, and Chili Dog. These trails are steep, chunky, have drops, and are littered with challenging features.

Start by parking along Highway 50 just off the exit at the Baptist Bypass trailhead. You can use the green trail to connect to each of the climbs and descents.

In no particular order (note this deviats somewhat from the order of the route), but recommend starting with Glorieta Baldy:

Climb the Ruiz Canyon road to the 'Grunt' all the way to the top. It's a BIG climb, so good to start here and get it out of the way. From the top where the old firetower is, you'll drop down the Secret Trail, which for a fast rider is around a 15 minute descent.

After that big descent, you have some choices. Cross over to Snack Pack climbing trail and attack Chili Dog, where the rock features and flow will keep you grinning. Again, fast riders on this will be sub 5 minutes.

Next up is Janker DH. Follow the green trail to the road climb up to Janker DH. Janker DH is STEEP and technical and loose. Enjoy the challenge and finish back on the up climb to Jagged Axe. Fast riders complete Janker DH sub 4 minutes.

The final climb up Jagged Axe will be slow since your legs should be well spent by now. Connect to the Jagged Axe connector until you top out where the stump-cut bench lets you take in the view. Begin Jagged Axe with a fast start into a rock chute then into up and down rock gardens. There are two large drops/jumps on this trail with optional B lines if you're not up for it. Fast riders will finish this trail around 6 minutes.

Finish on the green trail and head back to the Baptist Bypass trailhead.

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      Jagged axe w/ Ramon and Paul
      Jagged axe w/ Ramon and Paul
      trail: Jagged Axe
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      May 2, 2018
      Finally back to shred one of the rowdiest trails in NM!
      Transition sentinel test ride
      Transition sentinel test ride
      trail: Chili Dog
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      Mar 10, 2018
      Transition bikes demoday at Glorieta camps, New Mexico. Chilli dog run with Tim and Phill

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Troll Bridge
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 2:26pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Trails are saturated and will be too muddy to ride tomorrow after another rain tonight.
      Jagged Axe Climb
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Jul 25, 2020
      new road half way up. one big tree just before the top of jagged axe that needs a chainsaw. glorieta camps: are we allowed to climb the road now? signs say to not climb the road to chili dog/hole mole, but dont say anything about the road up to jagged axe?
      Janker Downhill
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 10:28am
      Jul 25, 2020
      One big tree down on top 1/4 of train needs a chainsaw. Trail down to the zipline from the top is in great shape otherwise. botton of train near road is gone but you just hop back on the road
      Jagged Axe
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      Due to Construction on Hagen Creek Road (aka Jagged Axe Climb), there isn't a way to get to Jagged Axe w/o bushwacking or hike a biking up the trail. Technically, the trail is open but it's effectively closed due to lack of access. reporter
      Chili Dog
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:58pm
      May 26, 2020
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