8.8 miles
Distance
946 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

***For Fat bikes only!!This loop has a little bit of everything. Steep climbs, down hills, jumps, skinnies, ridge lines and arroyo crossings. For fat bikes only to preserve the trail. There is only a small layer of hard crust on the trail surface that has formed over many years. It only takes one pass with a skinny bike to cut through the thinly packed trail surface and create erosion problems and trail widening. Again this loop is for fat bikes only so you don’t destroy the trail surface. This loop is for advanced riders and NOT recommended for beginners. Every hill is rideable and this loop can be completed with zero dabs with your advanced skills. Do not sanitize the trail by making the trail easier and do not make ride arounds of obstacles and trail features. ***Above all keep singletrack single and keep it narrow! Respect the trail and tread lightly. Leave no trace.

Detailed Description
Classic Mariposa Loop is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Rio Rancho New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 946 ft with a max elevation of 6,159 ft then descends -937 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Classic Mariposa Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,622 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,874 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,883 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.1%
  • Grade min
    24.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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