1.3 miles
Distance
-336 ft
Descent
00:15:35
Avg time

Black Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Box-Enterprise Network
    Socorro, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    Bureau of Land Management

A scenic and challenging trail through Black Canyon. The western side is a rocky and winding trail that eventually drops into and follows the arroyo. A rocky section of the arroyo is undeveloped and you make your own line. Eastern segment is generally easier. Best ridden from West to East, but advanced riders can climb it.

The trail is also used by climbers for access to local sport climbing routes and bouldering problems. Please be courteous to other trail users.

Access Info

Accessible from trailheads at both the east and west side of the track.

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More Stats for Black Canyon mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -336 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,361 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,697 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,361 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -20.6%
  • Grade min
    0.5%
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    892 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:46
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on May 27, 2024
Dry
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      Black Canyon Trail Reports

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      May 27, 2024 @ 1:16am
      May 27, 2024
      Recently worked on, in good shape.
      Mar 19, 2024 @ 6:50am
      Mar 19, 2024
      Perfect conditions. Needs to be raked in a few spots from a little erosion
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 2:36am
      Feb 24, 2024
      Bit of chunk after some erosion in one spot, nothing big.
      Feb 5, 2024 @ 7:02am
      Feb 5, 2024
      One wash crossing before the climb needs attention, needs a little raking on the climbs, otherwise excellent!
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 7:20am
      Jan 14, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 82 rides
      • Last: Nov 9, 2015

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