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Cloudcroft Area

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

everthing is at arround 9000 feets that says it all to all the folks riding arround the sea level
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just talk with guys in the bike shop (High Altitude) you will find you love,fast screeming downhills,nice xc loops even heart pounding uphills you can even make like 2 hours long downhills to Alamogordo what take you down the mountain about 4000 feet
Trail Length
starting from short xc loops 3 miles to ???
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
Alamogordo/White Sands

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Review Date
November 13, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Chuck Wagon ,  Weekend Warrior

Love to ride Cloudcroft. Lots of trails with diffrent levels of difficulty. Nice to ride in the summer because its nice and cool. First time we rode it we ran into a couple groups of riders that all wanted to ride together, ended up with a group of 12. Great fun that continued at Texas Pit BBQ in town (Good food). High Alt is a great bike shop in town that can point you in the right direction.

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Review Date
May 3, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jim , from Alamogordo

Over 3200 feet of drop in less than 10 miles. The vegetation changes from aspen and mixed conifer to desert. Fast single track, technical jeep roads, dry wash. Many technical spots. Do not do this alone, in the summer, or without a good map.

Recommended Route:
South from Cloudcroft to Lower Karr Canyon Rd. Park and ride down road about 1/4 mile to Rim Trail. Go left (south ) on Rim Trail about .5 mi to road which goes west to Alamo Peak. Turn onto Trail 109 on the south side of the road shortly before the radio site at the end of the road. The trail drops fast off the mountain and brings you out at West Side Rd in less than 3 miles. You can stop here or continue to Alamogordo. To go on, turn rt. on West Side and go a couple hundred yards. Turn left (west) where a metal gate blocks access to a jeep road which follow a City water supply line. The road drops fast for about 1.5 miles then climbs up a steep rocky stretch for about .5 miles. At the top of the climb the jeep road continues cross-country paralleling the waterline. About 200 yards before the point where the waterline drops sharply off the ridge and into the canyon, you will need to climb down a vague cow trail to the bottom of the canyon. The cow trail heads south from near a concrete watering trough next to the steel water line. When you get to the bottom of the canyon continue down the drainage until you hit a gravel road which will take you into Alamogordo. Get maps and more detailed info from the guys at High Altitude bike shop in Cloudcroft.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rim Trail, Switchback, Lucas Canyon, Benson Canyon, Hubbell Canyon, Old Auto Road, and many more seldom used routes in the Sacramento Mountains

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