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A Mountain

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Lots of rocky Singletrack and sandy roads around A mountain.
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Latitude
32.297870832771046
Longitude
-106.70814514160156
Trail Directions
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Las Cruces
   


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Review Date
November 19, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: boisebomber ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
maybe i missed something. i drove out university and parked at the lot near the radar towers. what i found leaving the p-l was hellish washout and/or baby heads. i couldn't ride this trail for 50% of the terrain i crossed unitl i gave up 30 minutes later.



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Review Date
May 24, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: PAZ ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a very good trail for anyone who has mountain biked enough to tolerate a few hard climbs. The trail can be very fast and fluid, and also
has some descent descents that can be ridden on a hardtail. I have ridden
everytrail around and on the mountain numerous times, and think it is the best trail in Las Cruces. I've never seen any snakes on this trail, and
have ridden more times than I can remember. Snakes are really more of an issue in the Robledos. This trail receives 4 chiles from me, the only reason I would not give it 5 is the devils crotch must be walked, and
is a real nuisance.

Recommended Route:
Take geothermal and take a left heading East on a small trail you must look for, follow this trail to the water tower and continue it to the base of the mountain. Head up the mountain heading South, while going up it you will see a trail going down the mountain, you can follow this trail, it's pretty cool. You can also turn off where theres a big rock and head downhill and follow that trail around the mountain.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dona Anas, Robledos, Red Road trails



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Review Date
May 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: John , from Las Cruces

Summary:
Just went up after a thunderstorm, the trail was relatively dry, chased up a few mule deer. Awesome trail. Only trail I have ridden so far, but it is forgiving to this beginner. There are grueling parts as well(uphills). The road to the top is a lungbuster, but worth it when you see the view... took me ten minutes to get up, two get back down. It is just a lot of fun. Recommend to anyone. Beginners and those of you who are experts can ride this no problem... it's all about fun.

Recommended Route:
Too many to choose from, just pick one, they're all fun.



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Review Date
October 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Alex , from Las Cruces, NM

Summary:
The best thing about A mountain is that it is so close to my house. I ride my bike from my house straight to the mountain. It's the only real trail I've biked on but I think its fun and its not too difficult, I can ride 98% of the trail on my solid frame, but there are some side trails for the more adventurous. If you want a gorgeous view of the valley and dont mind a grueling climb and a steep descent you can take a steep trail that goes straight to the top of A-mountain. For those who enjoy a bit of risk on their trails, A-mountain is great. There's nothing like falling into a cactus to encourage your skills, and there are plenty of cacti to fall into. There are also plenty of snakes in the area, I've seen a bull snake and my partner nearly ran over a diamondback. Anyways, its a good ride and rarely fails to get my adrenaline going when im dodging cacti spines on a sometimes rocky singletrack. I give it 3 tires since I've never been on any other trails.



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Review Date
May 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DRUE

Summary:
Starting from the NMSU campus around the mountain is a blast while starting from the parking area on
the northern side it is a downhillish ride that goes in about half the time. This trail, taken from either direction, is a crash course in desert terrain. Keep an eye out for the joggers and horses along the jeep trails surrounding the mountain. All things considered it is a nice training area. Snakes are around so keep an eye out, they are abundant. It's not the most challenging ride, but a good way to blow off pent up riding energy.

Recommended Route:
Start either from the NMSU campus (geothermal drive) and go up to the singletrack or from the parking area in the north.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The dona ana's are fun, as is the Sierra Vista trail for the long haul type rides. Redd Road in El Paso is cool, but there have been political issues with this area (ie rangers can be dicks).



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