4,579 ft
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-408 ft
Descent
00:12:02
Avg time
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South Satch Cowan Details

  • Riding Area
    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #28143 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The first and last third of this trail is also the Nature Trail. In the middle Satch Cowan parallels the Nature trail but is closer to the canyon edge. This trail is very technical and has some cliff edge exposure. It makes for an extra technical option after coming down most of Quemazon. Most of the trail is Volcanic Tuff and is a lot like slick rock.

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More Stats for South Satch Cowan bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,420 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,800 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,793 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,420 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.054%
  • Grade min
    29.693%
  • Distance climb
    350 ft
  • Distance down
    3,083 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,146 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:02
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 6 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag roxtar (Oct 25, 2014 at 12:59)
       This is a great fun little trail. Basically a little trials course break in the middle of the high speed Quemason rollers.
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