21.8 miles
Distance
5,118 ft
Climb
-5,113 ft
Descent
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.

Detailed Description
BME Glorieta Route is a 22 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Santa Fe New Mexico. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 5,118 ft with a max elevation of 9,119 ft then descends -5,113 ft.
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • eBike Allowed
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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    3 hr 0 min
  • Altitude min
    7,361 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,513 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,516 ft
  • Grade max
    -71.2%
  • Grade min
    81.6%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Chili Dog
Apr 13, 2024 @ 3:20pm
Apr 13, 2024
tree down after 2nd rock garden in the beginning of trail. comes up real quick if you're not looking ahead!
Ruiz Road
Mar 23, 2024 @ 1:01pm
Mar 23, 2024
tree fall at top of the bottom section of secret
Jagged Axe
Mar 19, 2024 @ 3:56pm
Mar 19, 2024
completely dry
Broken Arrow
Sep 6, 2023 @ 11:19am
Sep 6, 2023
Two downed trees acroff stail, one minor and one large snag. Easy to see and stop before.
Troll Bridge
May 22, 2023 @ 7:43am
May 22, 2023
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