2,413 ft
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-30 ft
Descent
00:02:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Alien Run Shortcut Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Alien Run Shortcut Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Alien Run
    Aztec, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #59800 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 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.

More Stats for Alien Run Shortcut bike 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
    -0.421%
  • Grade max
    -88.412%
  • Grade min
    5.994%
  • Distance climb
    564 ft
  • Distance down
    1,222 ft
  • Distance flat
    331 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:34
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Trail Conditions
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  • Wet
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 87 rides
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