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La Tierra Torture

Average Rating:    (3.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Up the hill following suveyors tape and rocks painted orange or red. This is a trail in dire need of adequate trail marking because there are so many roads and trails...but if you follow the tire marks you should get in most of the loop. At the top of the hill angle right and ride the ridge top until the left hand turn down the single track to Camino La Tierra. Cross the pavement and up to the right (follow the tape). About half a mile up there is a left turn but if you go that way you miss really good single track (follow the blue tape). From here just follow all the tire marks and ask the boys and Bike-N-Sport in Santa Fe for a map or better markings.
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Latitude
35.708607653285505
Longitude
-106.00433349609375
Trail Directions
Behind the Santa Fe Spa, near the Radison Hotel at St. Francis Drive and Alamo Drive. Start in the big dirt BMXlike course. This is the course for the annual City sponsored race.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Santa Fe
   


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Review Date
January 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: glen , from santa fe

Summary:
Tony at Bike n' Sport indeed got a lot of trails cut out in this part of town, and more are on the way... We've been working with the Tano Road Assc. to keep the area to the North of 599 clean, as best we can with volunteer help. The city has just preliminarily approved some funding for a parking lot and for some barriers to keep the bubbas from driving there trucks of garbage & shotguns into the place...
The trails saved this past biking season as the forest was closed, and will get better with time!

Recommended Route:
Start behind the Santa Fe Spa, up the hill to the north and along ridge 'till you get to the end, go down embankment to road (Ridgetop Road) head north for about 1/2 mile, across 599. Take a left Up the embankment, head in @ dirt road to singletrack.... get map from bike n' sport on Cerrillos for decent detail...



Comments
makachut (12/10/2006)
I really don't think Tony deserves all the recognition for the trails here.We have been riding and adding to the trails here before Tony even graduated from UNM.In fact I have never even seen anyone from that shop do any maintanence on the trails during the cleanup days with Tano Road assc.{could be wrong}.
I'll give credit when its due, like to Stefan or Rich 2 local guys who do help this trail system.
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Review Date
September 24, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: flat tire , from Santa Fe

Summary:
There is a new course! The guys at Bike-N-Sport have cut loads of new single track and routed it away from the broken bottles and bonfire debris. To get there follow Highway 285 north from Santa Fe to the traffic light at Camino La Tierra (599 bypass) turn west (the only way possible) about 2 1/2 miles to Camino de los Montoyas. Turn right or north about 1 mile to the microwave tower. Park here and follow the new single track west, there maybe orange tape too.

Recommended Route:
Important: New trail



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Review Date
September 8, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Dave , from NM

Summary:
Ridden this course one time - the race in 1991. Hey, I won it!!! Given that, it's gotta get a good rating from me! dave

Recommended Route:
Same as others have stated



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Review Date
August 11, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Surly Curmudgeon , from Fanta Se

Summary:
Enjoy this trail while you can; the developers and the ultra-rich that live on it's fringes are closing it down. 1999 will be the last time the race is held here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Borrego-Bear Wallow



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Review Date
July 2, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Gus , from Santa Fe

Summary:
Well if you enjoy sand, broken beer bottles, and used condoms this is the dream trail for you. You start the ride at a spray painted dumpster and work your way up a steep hill where you can view teenagers smoking low-grade. Then the trail takes an exciting twist through some road construction and piles of trash. The fun part is on the way! Sand and more sand.... The best time to ride this trail is in the middle of a hot summer day, just to get the overall experience of how horrible this ride is. Sorry... I know some of you guys like this ride but this is my review.



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