4.5 miles
Distance
597 ft
Climb
-184 ft
Descent
00:42:16
Avg time
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Blue Canyon Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Box-Enterprise Network
    Socorro, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Yearound
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2023
  • Land Owner
    Bureau of Land Management

Blue Canyon Trail extends from the City of Socorro to The Box Recreation Area. Eastern segment is a scenic easy single track while the drop in and out of Blue Canyon is a more challenging and fun blue trail.

Access Info

Trailhead access available at both east and west starting points. Recommended start is from the east side. Pass through the BLM gate and park at the marked start of the trail.

Disclaimer

High clay content - do not ride after rain.

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More Stats for Blue Canyon Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    411 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,950 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,950 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,361 ft
  • Grade
    1.7%
  • Grade max
    -13.9%
  • Grade min
    25.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,931 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,618 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:10
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on Feb 24, 2024
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      Blue Canyon Trail Trail Reports

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      Feb 24, 2024 @ 2:36am
      Feb 24, 2024
      Great shape, go ride!
      Feb 23, 2024 @ 11:06am
      Feb 23, 2024
      Trail in great shape!
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 11:36pm
      Feb 18, 2024
      Trail is in great shape right now.
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 12:03am
      Oct 21, 2023
      Rain damage repaired; good to go.
      Oct 2, 2023 @ 10:19am
      Oct 2, 2023
      Had some rain a week ago, arroyo got flooded out but has been repaired. Some work required still on southern segment.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 49 rides
      • Last: Apr 21, 2024

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