1,558 ft
Distance
-408 ft
Descent
00:08:03
Avg time

Natural Selection Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Pajarito Bike Park
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8891 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking

If you're not feeling on, take another trail.

Natural Selection is not only one of the steepest trails on the mountain, but hosts several of the most gnarly natural features. Several very steep rock rollers, (and make sure you roll them, not try to hit them as a jump) mixed in with drops and tons of loose rock.

Down lower the trail gets less steep and has several really fun fast berms and jumps.

There are several really cool wooden features down low.
You'll hit a small gap jump, then into a step up to a wooden bridge.
Step down off that and turn right into a large gap jump. Don't short it...

Bike Park

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Natural Selection mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -408 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,450 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,858 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,858 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,450 ft
  • Grade
    -26.155%
  • Grade max
    -46.35%
  • Grade min
    -11.751%
  • Distance down
    1,536 ft
  • Distance flat
    22 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:03
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Status:
on Dec 17, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (1 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Natural Selection Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 8:26pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Bike Park closed for the season, see you in 2020 :)
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