5,240 ft
3 ft
-1,189 ft
2 miles
High Point


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Magdalena Mountains
    Magdalena, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Copper Canyon Trail 10 is a rocky and technical downhill MTB trail (and a nice bi-directional hike)

The trail is hardest at the top and gets progressively easier. The upper switchbacks (this segment) are very steep and tight - if you can't pick up your back tire you won't make them. The lower segment of the trail is significantly easier and more fun for most riders.

For riders wanting a loop, Trail 8 and Trail 10A provide a way to avoid the upper switchbacks and add up to a great ride.

Alternatively, the trail can be ridden as an out-and-back to the miner's cabin near the trail fork (2/3 distance), which also avoids the steep switchbacks. The lower 1/3 can be pedaled uphill by most riders. Middle 1/3 is steeper and more technical, tends to be a hike-a-bike uphill. However, this trail is great fun on the way down.

The trail offers lots of shade and running water for a good part of the year which also leads to a nice hiking experience. The views off the ridgeline are expansive.

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More Stats for (Upper) Copper Canyon Trail #10 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,186 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,002 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,188 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,003 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    92 ft
  • Distance down
    5,072 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
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      (Upper) Copper... Trail Reports

      Aug 20, 2023 @ 1:13am
      Aug 20, 2023
      Needs a bit of brushing and treadwork at key spots, especially the switchbacks. One downed tree (easy to walk over).
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