1 miles
Distance
228 ft
Climb
-140 ft
Descent
00:11:42
Avg time
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Tunnel Connector Details

  • Riding Area
    Cedro
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #37823 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Tunnel Connector takes you from the Cedro riding area over to the Tunnel/Otero side of 337. The trail has seen some abuse by weather, but locals have mostly kept it up. Still, watch for some surprising dips in the trail here and there where some of it may have been washed away. If coming from the Cedro/Chamisoso side, there is a steep little loose, rocky climb with a tree go-round that can be quite challenging to complete. After this you'll head down a steep, loose and rocky descent, which could be unnerving depending on your skill level. Coming the other direction this climb is challenging because of its grade and looseness.
Otherwise the trail is fairly tame, and meanders relatively close to the highway until crossing it by means of a tunnel. There are rocks in the tunnel, but they have been set up so you can roll them, if your eyes aren't playing tricks on you because of the funky light in there. After the tunnel is a sharp right turn that takes you a very short but steep little punchy climb and you're at Tunnel.

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More Stats for Tunnel Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    88 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,465 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,481 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,568 ft
  • Grade
    1.313%
  • Grade max
    -18.651%
  • Grade min
    21.44%
  • Distance climb
    3,857 ft
  • Distance down
    2,226 ft
  • Distance flat
    589 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:45
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Status:
on Jun 18, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (2 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)
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  • 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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      Tunnel Connector Trail Reports

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      Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:26am
      Jun 18, 2018
      https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd583470.pdf
      Jul 10, 2017 @ 9:00am
      Jul 10, 2017
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