15 miles
Distance
2,361 ft
Climb
-2,355 ft
Descent
5,002 ft
High Point

15 mile mini-epic course, emphasis on the epic!! Riders start out at the Bowen Roundhouse. *New addition!! Racers start out headed north on pipeline road. Turn left on the road taking you to the ponding area, head through the fun rock garden on Tu Madre, then start up coyote ugly to Sotol forest. Continue southbound on Sotol forest to the rock shock intersection. Head up rock shock to scenic until you come to the Mundys' Gap T-intersection. Turn left headed downhill on Tin-Mine to the next 4-way intersection to take a right on Blue Moon road. Head up to Mule-Shoe to complete the loop counterclockwise. Turn right to meet the Cardiac trail head. Head eastbound all the way down Cardiac (proceed with caution!!! chunky epic trail) (updated section shown) to reach Tin-Mine road. Turn left on Tin-Mine to head back up the mountain. Continue on Tin-Mine road until you reach Pole Cat Alley. Turn right up Pole Cat until you reach Blue Moon road. Turn right on Blue Moon to the Mad Cow trail head. Have some fun with a great flowy downhill all the way back to the Round House.

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Trails in Route

Scenic Drive2 miles
Mule Shoe Loop2,989 ft
Cardiac Hill2 miles
Knapp's1 miles
Mad Cow2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for El Paso Puzzler 15 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,210 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,255 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,259 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -36.97%
  • Grade min
    34.101%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Mule Shoe Loop
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Cardiac Hill
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Mad Cow
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 7:36am
      Mar 10, 2018
      Scenic Drive
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 7:36am
      Mar 10, 2018
      Knapp's
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 9:19am
      Feb 23, 2018
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