2 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
00:25:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Southern Crossing Trail

Southern Crossing Details

  • Riding area
    Otero/David Canyon
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April-October
  • Global Ranking
    #3902
  • Land Manager

Southern Crossing is a bi-directional single track that is currently the only sanctioned connector trail between the Cedro and Otero trail systems. The trail tends slightly downhill ridden from west to east, but either direction features some descending and climbing. The trail is typically smooth with only a few minor rocky section interspersed. Southern Crossing intersects Cajun Pine on the west and Deadman on the east; it also crosses NM337, a relatively busy highway, so be aware of traffic when crossing.

Access Info

Park at either Pine Flat Picnic Area or Oak Flat Picnic Area

Disclaimer

Motorcycle use allowed. Do not recommend the area during or immediately after significant precipitation

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Southern Crossing mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    201 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,425 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,652 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,626 ft
  • Grade
    1.594%
  • Grade max
    -15.472%
  • Grade min
    22.411%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,939 ft
  • Distance flat
    960 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:49
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to southern-crossing trailhead (34.996880, -106.331050)
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Southern Crossing Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 16, 2018 @ 7:39am
Sep 16, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:24am
Jun 18, 2018
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd583470.pdf
Mar 31, 2018 @ 8:48am
Mar 31, 2018
good to go
Jul 10, 2017 @ 9:00am
Jul 10, 2017
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NMES 2018 MME
52 miles

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