6 miles
Distance
553 ft
Climb
-924 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #90712 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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Access Info

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -371 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,099 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,470 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,099 ft
  • Grade
    -1.169%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    24.727%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    406 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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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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      Mar 13, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Mar 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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