3 miles
Distance
260 ft
Climb
-485 ft
Descent
00:22:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Dragons Back Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Dragons Back Details

  • Riding Area
    White Ridge Trail System
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17341 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Dragons Back bike 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 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    710 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:46
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Status:
on Mar 17, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Dragons Back Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 9:28am
      Mar 17, 2019
      Mar 6, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 6, 2019
      Mar 6, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 6, 2019
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 9:10am
      Feb 2, 2019
      Small spots of mud, but overall good condition
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 10:21am
      Jan 26, 2019
      The "left" side is 100% dry and rideable. The return leg "right" side has one small 40yrd section with snow. Overall, 99.9% rideable. 26 Jan 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 58 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 169 rides
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      Photos

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      177 |
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 7:27pm
      Mar 23, 2019
      27 |
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      28 |
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:50pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      22 |
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:49pm
      Sep 14, 2018

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