Pinion Mesa Loop Details
A 16mile loop through the badlands up to the top of Pinion Mesa and back down through the Junipers. The climb to the top can be rather difficult in places, and the softness of the trail will keep you challenged as far as momentum. Once you reach the top, stop and take in the views - Shiprock, and Hogback are in the background, and then you have a very long section of downhill cruising so you can catch your breath. There is not much cover for the first 5 miles of the climb, so this is a trail best reserved for spring and fall, along with early morning rides in the summer.
From the intersection of Pinion Hills and Hwy 170, head north on 170 for approximately .7 miles. On the left hand side of the road, you will see a single, large Cottonwood tree in a small parking lot. Trail head starts at the green gate.
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More Stats for Pinion Mesa Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change37 ft
Altitude min5,307 ft
Altitude start5,307 ft
Altitude end5,343 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down6 miles
Distance flat3 miles
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