2.6 miles
Distance
260 ft
Climb
-485 ft
Descent
00:24:38
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Dragons Back Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Dragons Back Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    White Ridge Trail System
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17341 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Typically ridden from south to north. Fun singletrack with gradual up and downs. Trail has a some exposure as you are riding along the top of a ridge, however, there are often trails farther from the edge if you feel uncomfortable.

This section of trail ends with a hike-a-bike up a gnarly little face.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dragons Back mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -225 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,696 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,921 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,696 ft
  • Grade
    -1.672%
  • Grade max
    -25.434%
  • Grade min
    22.79%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    710 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:16
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to dragons-back trailhead (35.502240, -106.841370)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 129 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 534 rides
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      Photos

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      63 |
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 10:24pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      59 |
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Nov 28, 2020
      91 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 7:39am
      May 10, 2020
      96 |
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Aug 14, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      robertellisw (Jul 19, 2021 at 10:12)
       Fast. Flowy. Amazing views. Fast. Fast. Flowy. Weeeeeee
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      Videos

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      youtuber Riding The Dragon's Back To The Final...
      451 | Jan 8, 2018 , Albuquerque
      White Ridge loop and center ridge
      1:52 | 6 | Jun 17, 2021 , Albuquerque
      Dragon's Back Trail, White Mesa NM -...
      9:31 | 263 | Mar 1, 2019 , Albuquerque
      youtuber White Mesa Bike Trails Albuquerque NM
      9:52 | 435 | Jun 20, 2018 , Albuquerque
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