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Borrego Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

A gradual descent untill the trail forks... take the right fork, and head to the windsor trail. Follow the windsor trail down untill you get to the next trail intersection... now is a steep climb back to your car
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Latitude
35.65910944148107
Longitude
-105.89515686035156
Trail Directions
On rute to the Santa Fe Ski Area (artist Road) that turns into Hyde Park Road. Drive about 8 miles to the end of hyde park, just past the campground on the left. There is ample parking on the left and the trail number is 150.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Santa Fe
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Timo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There is more to this trail than the description suggests. While it appears the section between the Winsor and Aspen Ranch is closed because of the Peublo grazing area, you can pick the Borrego trail up again at Aspen Ranch or even FR 412 off of Pacheco Canyon Road. To do this, you would take Borrego to Winsor and descend to FR 412 on either Pacheco Canyon Road or Rio en Medio.

At the Ranch, on the west side of the road, accross from the parking lot, the Borrego Trail picks up again. (Actually not totally correct, because there is a rough section of the Borrego between Pachecho Canyon Road and the Aspen P-lot, but it is only rideable down toward Pacheco Canyon).

Recommended Route:
So if you picked up the Borrego Trail at Aspen Ranch, you could continue north and climb, then descent to the intersection of the Rio en Medio (lower portion). From here you can continue on the borrego and climb to the Dirt Road, then take a left and climb until you pick up the Borrego again. From here you would descend to Nambe Creek. Trail is in excellent shape and there are now a million water bars or so on the Nambe descent, but the trail is clear. You only exit out of here, though is to climb up 179 over to the end of Rio en Medio and come out at Chupadero and ride the road back into town or climb back up Pacheco Canyon. Only for fit and strong riders....(sorry).



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Review Date
April 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Surly Curmudgeon , from Fanta Se

Summary:
Definate preference to the left fork version, Bear Wallow is a gas. Watch out for hikers (as with any trail that connects the Winsor). Speed comes easy, trail closures and endogs (picture it, it will come)
are hard. No joke, folks, this trail can be a mob scene on the weekends in summer.
Weekdays in spring or fall, even in mild winters, are the bomb; early mornings are usually vacant, evening a better chance of company.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Take either fork, but go left down Winsor to Chamisa. Or, park at the Chamisa trailhead (a few miles before this one), ride up to Borrego, take a right and climb up to the fork previously mentioned, right down Bear Wallow, and right back to Chamisa.



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Review Date
February 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: David Souders , from Santa Fe, NM, USA

Summary:
This makes a short loop. The ride is great. I would recomment practicing technical skills for this ride.

Recommended Route:
Follow directions previously listed. Also, can take the left fork, hit the Winsor trail temporarily and come back on the upper fork.



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