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Lucero Wash (Radium Springs Trail)

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Mostly single track with a few connections made by jeep trail. There is as little or as much trail as the average rider would want to do. Some of the trail is almost hidden, so it would be worth your while to find someone who knows the trail to show you around.
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Latitude
32.48775521637687
Longitude
-106.89559936523438
Trail Directions
Take I-25 to the Radium Springs / Fort Selden exit, turn east. At the bottom of hte hill there's a gravel parking area to your right, if you have a car park there. Turn right on the dirt road and follow it about 1/4 mile. Immediately after passing through the cattle guard, take a left on a sandy dirt road. There are several places you can park before you hit the sandy wash out. As you start up the other side of the wash, look for a pile of rocks and the single-track heading out to your right. For more info, see Mark Leisher's website: http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/mtb-rides.html
Trail Length
13.6 mi. for the big loop
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Radium Springs/Fort Selden
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chetwr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail, unfortunately is closed. NMSU aparently does not beleive in sharing the land they are using. There are so few good trails around here it's a shame they're being closed



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Review Date
December 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mikebikemike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is undoubtedly the best trail in southern New Mexico. Rolling Hills and a lot of climbing that give beautiful views, while offering the challenge of miles and miles of trail. Technically, fairly easy except for the hills of which there are a lot. Be prepared to climb some 1800 feet (total of the ups). There are some 12 miles of trail plus many more 4wd roads. It should be noted that this area is technically closed due to the university security policy, however it has been determined by some in the know that the university is concerned with areas to the north on which cattle are grazed and there is a kind of "don't ask, don't tell" policy towards those "unproductive" areas to the south, which there is little potential for research.

Recommended Route:
Up the Sidewalk, over to the Cliffhanger, across Duke's Descent, up to Last Hill and down Udo to L Loop, back to Cliffhanger, then back via the Sidewalk, Via Dutra, or Merton's Trail. 3 to 4 hours of greal riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
NDAS



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Review Date
December 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: John , from Las Cruces

Summary:
This was a fun trail. Supposedly it is closed now, thanks to NMSU. It was a lot up easy up and downs, with cool fossilbeds here and there.



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Review Date
August 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Travis S , from El Paso, Texas

Summary:
This trail is a lot of fun. I rode this over the weekend with a group of El Paso/Las Cruses riders, we had a ball. There is a lot of climbing the first half, with some fun downhills mixed in.

Recommended Route:
Take the big loop. The views from the top are unbelievable. If you haven't ridden it before, find someone to go with you so you don't get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I've heard Dona Ana's are great, but I still haven't ridden them. Redd Road and Franklin Mountian State Park are great rides in El Paso.



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