5.6 miles
Distance
698 ft
Climb
-679 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

A simple short loop featuring Black Canyon, Gramont Peak and the Descansos Trail. Can be easily combined with Chupadera Crossing for a longer ride, or start on Blue Canyon Trail before completing this loop.

Detailed Description
Descansos Loop is a 6 mile popular expert route located near Socorro New Mexico. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 698 ft with a max elevation of 6,022 ft then descends -679 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Descansos Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,335 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,336 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,354 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -20.6%
  • Grade min
    41%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,716 ft

Directions

  1. Bike southwest on Blue Canyon Trail.
  2. Continue for 20 meters.
  3. Bike west on Black Canyon.
  4. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  5. Bike west on Black Canyon.
  6. Continue for 900 meters.
  7. Bike west on Black Canyon.
  8. Continue for 80 meters.
  9. Bike southeast on Gramont Peak Trail.
  10. Continue for 70 meters.
  11. Bike east on Gramont Peak Trail.
  12. Continue for 500 meters.
  13. Bike northeast on Gramont Peak Trail.
  14. Continue for 400 meters.
  15. Bike north on Gramont Peak Trail.
  16. Continue for 300 meters.
  17. Bike north on Descansos Trail.
  18. Continue for 500 meters.
  19. Bike northeast on Descansos Trail.
  20. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  21. Bike northeast on Descansos Trail.
  22. Continue for 800 meters.
  23. Bike southeast on Descansos Trail.
  24. Continue for 200 meters.
  25. Bike northeast on Descansos Approach Trail.
  26. Continue for 400 meters.
  27. Bike east on Descansos Approach Trail.
  28. Continue for 200 meters.
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Upper Descansos Tech
Upper Descansos Tech
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Feb 6, 2024
One of the less spicy tech sections on the upper part of Descansos before dropping into the Dirt Wall trail head. Rider: Eli Quinn

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Black Canyon
May 27, 2024 @ 1:16am
May 27, 2024
Recently worked on, in good shape.
Gramont Peak Trail
Mar 19, 2024 @ 6:50am
Mar 19, 2024
Needs a little raking to repair some erosion. Some berming on the climb up that needs to be cleaned up
Descansos Trail
Mar 19, 2024 @ 6:50am
Mar 19, 2024
Really nice right now!
Descansos Approach Trail
Feb 24, 2024 @ 2:36am
Feb 24, 2024
Getting a burned in line over time, almost there...
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