2 miles
Distance
91 ft
Climb
-372 ft
Descent
00:10:48
Avg time
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Otero Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Otero/David Canyon
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #1776 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

One of the best downhills in the area. When combined with Otero Upper, this trail is just crazy fast, flowy, amazingness. For those that want to get tricksy, there are jumps littered throughout the trail as well. Please watch your speed on this portion though as this is a popular destination for hikers as well. Normally most of the hikers don't make it to Otero Upper so that section is a little more clear and you can let it hang out a little more. Be careful of the rock stairs relatively close to the top of this portion; too much speed could doom your descent on these.
If you come out to Cedro/Tunnel/Otero, DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. DOWNHILL.

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More Stats for Otero Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -281 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,794 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,102 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,102 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,820 ft
  • Grade
    -3.121%
  • Grade max
    -22.805%
  • Grade min
    18.056%
  • Distance climb
    1,876 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    590 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:37
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Status:
on Dec 12, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Otero Canyon Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 148 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 854 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 9:59am
      Sep 19, 2018
      Otero Canyon, Albuquerque
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      Sep 17, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Sep 17, 2018
      Otero Canyon, My City
      17 |
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Sep 17, 2018
      Otero Canyon, My City
      20 |
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 9:31am
      Sep 17, 2018
      Otero Canyon, Albuquerque

      Routes with this trail

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      Otero 9 miler
      9 miles
      NMES 2018 MME
      52 miles

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