2,413 ft
21 ft
-30 ft
Avg time
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Alien Run Shortcut Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Alien Run
    Aztec, New Mexico
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    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #115166 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74373 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is in Hart Canyon, at the site of a supposed UFO crash from back in the 40's. This is a five mile one-way loop that takes you in and out of the Juniper trees, and along the slick rock shelves of the canyon. Taking this shorter route will bypass all the extra scenery, but a fun ride none-the-less.

Access Info

Headed North on Hwy 550, turn right at MM 164 and stay to the left. Continue down the dirt road until you reach CR 2575, then turn left. At that intersection is a Natural Gas processing station, you can't miss it. Head up to the top of the hill, cross the cattle guard, make an immediate right down the one lane road to the trail head.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Alien Run Shortcut mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,415 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,415 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    564 ft
  • Distance down
    1,222 ft
  • Distance flat
    331 ft
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      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      • 595 rides
      • Last: Jun 19, 2024


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