9 miles
Distance
823 ft
Climb
-863 ft
Descent
01:04:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Alien Run Trail
  • BLM
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    Land Manager

Alien Run Details

  • Riding area
    Alien Run
    Aztec, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking

This trail is in Hart Canyon, at the site of a supposed UFO crash from back in the 40's. This is a ten mile one-way loop that takes you in and out of the Juniper trees, and along the slick rock shelves of the canyon. At the Eastern end of the loop is the Alien Monument where you will find a brief history of the site. Terrain variation is what makes this trail great, and will have something for everyone.

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.

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More Stats for Alien Run mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -40 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,117 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,553 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,117 ft
  • Grade
    -0.088%
  • Grade max
    -21.428%
  • Grade min
    24.397%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,568 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:09
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to alien-run trailhead (36.878170, -107.891230)
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Alien Run Trail Reports

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Sep 20, 2018 @ 7:01am
Sep 20, 2018
No mud despite the rain a few hours before.
Mar 24, 2018 @ 4:04pm
Mar 24, 2018
Feb 25, 2018 @ 10:09am
Feb 25, 2018
Jan 28, 2018 @ 11:46am
Jan 28, 2018
Some snow downhill & shady areas
Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:36pm
Nov 27, 2017
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Photos

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Sep 11, 2018 @ 9:23pm
Sep 11, 2018
Alien Run, Farmington
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May 3, 2018 @ 8:27am
May 3, 2018
Alien Run, Aztec
53 |
Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:46pm
Dec 26, 2017
Alien Run, Durango
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Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Dec 26, 2017
Alien Run, Durango

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag mike-j-gibson (May 25, 2016 at 11:21)
 A fine example of intelligent design in the evolution of trail building. The guys that put in this trail are genius. Fast, roller coaster, flowing fun with plenty of challenges to keep it interesting. Ride it counter clockwise as suggested for the most enjoyment.
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