2 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
00:26:15
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
    #3591 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:26:15
  • 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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 217 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      NMES 2018 MME
      52 miles

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