3 miles
445 ft
-248 ft
Avg time
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West Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Otero/David Canyon
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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West Ridge is a nice, long trail that runs from the Birdhouse/Rambo intersection, all the way around to the top of Otero Upper.
Over the years some updates have been made to this trail that lessen its difficulty a bit. At this point I'd call it a hard blue, with a couple sections that border on black. But the vast majority of the trail is of moderate difficulty. The last drop down into Otero Upper has a couple of options, one of which is to head down a rock waterfall that is actually easier than it looks, but it can look pretty scary. Climbing this section can be a real challenge. But there is an easy go-around if you're not feeling it. There are some steeper climbs littered throughout, and most of them have loose rock. Most of the trail is quite rocky, actually, so be prepared to get rattled.

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More Stats for West Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    197 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,169 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,471 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,228 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,425 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,609 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,498 ft
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on Feb 10, 2018
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to west-ridge trailhead (35.029580, -106.382240)
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West Ridge Trail Reports

Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:34am
Feb 10, 2018
Unmelted or slowly melting snow in a few spots. Mostly dry.
Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:27pm
Sep 21, 2017
Jul 29, 2017 @ 4:54pm
Jul 29, 2017
May 26, 2017 @ 9:10am
May 26, 2017
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