9 miles
Distance
969 ft
Climb
-969 ft
Descent
01:17:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horsethief Mesa Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
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Horsethief Mesa Details

  • Riding area
    Arroyo Hondo
    Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Hard packed moon dust with 1"+ gravel sprinkled all over. Many of the tighter areas of the singletrack seem to be peppered with pool-ball sized rocks. Wide tires running low psi will rip here. If you can keep traction in the climbs they will be easy, if not you might spin out to the point of having to walk. Some of the singletrack ruts are deep and steep so precision is required in order to not pedal-strike, only a couple of these and they are short. IMO riding it counter-clockwise is easier (and more fun) than riding it clockwise.

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More Stats for Horsethief Mesa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    6,872 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,165 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,111 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,111 ft
  • Grade max
    -27.235%
  • Grade min
    21.789%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,871 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:08
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Status:
on May 30, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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May 30, 2017
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Horsethief Mesa loop from the Transfer Station
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