6 miles
Distance
1,134 ft
Climb
-1,368 ft
Descent
4,634 ft
High Point

Dry Tanks Connector Details

  • Riding area
    Big Bend Ranch
    Terlingua, Texas
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Oct - May
  • Global Ranking
    #7665

This trail is harsh. It's rocky, steep, dry, and leads to other dry trails miles from nowhere. IT'S PERFECT! At least for self-supported bikepacking or supported by pre-arranged water drops and shuttles. The trail was most likely an Apache hunting trail from centuries ago that was converted to a wagon road by the first settlers. I don't think a motor vehicle has ever attempted the full thing.

Access Info

You have to turn on this trail from the far side of the Tanque Tierra Loop. That means six miles of climbing before you start the self abuse. Don't try to conquer this, just plan a way to survive.

Disclaimer

WARNING NO WATER, NO CELL, NO HELP!

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More Stats for Dry Tanks Connector mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -234 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,472 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,237 ft
  • Grade
    -0.716%
  • Grade max
    -30.574%
  • Grade min
    31.116%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,315 ft
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