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Elena Gallegos trails

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

These trails are great. There are lots of trails with singletrack. A combination of fast downhills, awesome scenery, some technical sections, and lots of trails that branch off and are open to bikers provide for a lot of riding time.
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Latitude
35.161599784481766
Longitude
-106.47022247314453
Trail Directions
There are several trail heads. You can take Tramway north until you pass Academy, then turn left on the road which has a sign that says something like
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Albuquerque
   


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Review Date
October 18, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tyrebyter ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Something for everyone right next to town. The hardcore scoff at these trails but mostly that's just one-upsmanship. The trails are immensely entertaining and can be made as aerobic as you like. Lots of climbing available. When combined with the Forest Service trail 365, it's easy to get a good 12-15 mile ride in with 1000 feet or more of elevation gain. The Rocky sections between Elena Gallegos and the Tram are my favorite but there's nothing my 10 year old grandson can't deal with.
Some years these can be ridden through the winter, just depends on how much snow we get. When it gets slushy, morning rides find it frozen hard and completely ridable. Locals can confuse wet gravel for mud and overreact. Forgive us. We sometimes forget it's a giant lump of granite. Keep riding.

Recommended Route:
Flatlanders: Park at the top of the Open Space loop and ride south making a counter-clockwise loop until you've found your way back. Still got gas? Head North on 365 to the Tram, marvel at the view an retrace your steps.
Mountain riders: Start at Embudito trailhead, head North to a 4-way and go up to the Pino trailhead. Continue on around North and West until the singletrack splits. Right fork will take you up some fun switchbacks, steps, arroyos to the summit of the ridable trails. Bomb down to the west (fun and fear increases with velocity) and turn North at the junction for 365 to the Tram. Hit the afterburner for the return ride on 365 back to Embudito but easy on the blind corners. Lots of trail users.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
South Foothills. Cedro area. Tunnel/Otero complex. Three Bottles.



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Review Date
October 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: m_dub007 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great network of trails close to home great for afterwork rides. Offers a little bit of everything with some pretty technical sections towards north of ellena gallegos, some good hills and fun fast downhills.

Recommended Route:
Hit the hill up to the pino trailhead (where it enters the national forest) and continue through a really fun fast singletrack back down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
S Foothills



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Review Date
September 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: flteng965 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was a nice trail, friendly hikers with dogs and watch out for horses. It was $2.00 for parking. Some of the trails were really busy. I don't think I would go up there on a weekend or on a holiday.
Watch out for the cactus. Once I resigned to the fact I was going to get stuck, the trail was a lot of fun. I am not sure which trails I took but all of them seemed very nice.

Can't wait to go again!!!!



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Review Date
August 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by:  ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent trails. Windy and lots of fun. Beware of cactus.

Recommended Route:
All routes have been really nice.



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Review Date
May 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mo , from Albuqueruqe

Summary:
nice

Recommended Route:
usual



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