Riding areaCarson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
Taos, New Mexico
Bike typeAM, XC
TTFs on trailRock Garden
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Turning from NM 518 to FR 437, take the first right. There are 2 private roads with gates. Go around the gate to the right (it seems pretty clear that many people walk around this) and head south on the road. Right before you see the next gate, go up and to the left to access the trail and you will see a NO VEHICLE SIGN. About 1/2 way into the trail, (approx 3 miles) there is a junction for Bear Wallow Canyon and it is easy to lose the trail. If you descend at Bear Wallow it will take you down to the 518. This is an unfortunate hill to have to climb back up if you are determined to ride the trail all the way to Pot Creek. The end of the trail is at the junctions of FR's 438 and 440. It opens up to a field which is used as a shooting range so be careful, or just listen carefully.
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More Stats for Trail 18 / Rio Grande del Rancho Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-371 ft
Altitude min7,099 ft
Altitude start7,470 ft
Altitude end7,099 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat406 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Trail 18 / Rio... Trail Reports
Mar 13, 2018 @ 6:51pmMar 13, 2018
|This trail has icy and snow packed sections. Riders are recommended to ride early, while still frozen. Or, wait until the trail is dry.|
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Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
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