11.5 miles
Distance
1,098 ft
Climb
-1,097 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

All Mariposa trails are best ridden with ~5.0 inch wide tires to keep the erosion and desertification at a minimum. There is lots of dune sand in this area. This is the classic loop for non fat bikes. Plus bike tire width recommended (2.8+ tire width or fatter.) Warning: If the first hill on jack rabbit Ridge is difficult for you it only gets harder from here on out. The “green” trails in the Mariposa area are very difficult and the hardness level increases substantially. If you’ve never been to this area before: start with the Mariposa Parkway Loop Route to get a feel for the soils and hills/features.

Detailed Description
Classic “Non fat” friendly loop. (2.8-3.0+ Tire recommended) is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near Rio Rancho New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,098 ft with a max elevation of 6,224 ft then descends -1,097 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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margiebike (Dec 20, 2021 at 12:45)
I would argue that the bridges in this section are waiting for a lawsuit-flimsy, wobbly, some with nails exposed. I will not ride this trail again-dangerous and I would expect landowners to be concerned about liability.
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westmesamtb (Mar 30, 2021 at 10:05)
Someone has removed rocks from the downhill side of features that could be rolled. Without a B Line around features, this is dangerous. I suspect the person who built the trails in Mariposa proper and on the State Land does not know how to build trails and does not care about riders of different skill levels.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Classic “Non fat” friendly loop. (2.8-3.0+ Tire recommended) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,848 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,851 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,853 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.7%
  • Grade min
    23.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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