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Ojitos Special Management Area (White Mesa)

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Back in legal form! Per the BLM; --------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM010-1430-ER] Reverse Emergency Closure Within the Ojito Special Management Area in Sandoval County, NM AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective September 21, 2004, an area previously closed (60 FR, June 29, 1995) to mechanical vehicles is open. Mountain bikes (mechanical vehicles) are a recognized legal conveyance on approximately (5) sections of public land southwest of San Ysidro, New Mexico. The area is located within sections 17, 20, 21, 28, & 29, T. 15 N.,R. 1 E., New Mexico Principal Meridian. The purpose of the 1995 closure was to prevent unnecessary degradation of resources and undue environmental damage. The notice stated that until further notice the area would remain closed to mechanical use. It has been determined mountain bikes are not a threat to the resources or the environment. The reversal of the emergency closure is in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 8364.1. This order remains in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Dudley, Outdoor Recreation Planner at the Bureau of Land Management, Albuquerque Field Office, 435 Montano NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, (505) 761-8700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of this closure order and maps showing the location of the affected area are available at the Albuquerque Field Office, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dated: June 29, 2004. John E. Bristol, Acting Assistant Field Manager. [FR Doc. 04-21127 Filed 9-20-04; 8:45 am]
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Latitude
35.50120770016921
Longitude
-106.8416976928711
Trail Directions
Take NM 550 west from Bernalillo and head toward San Ysidro. Before you round the big turn heading into San Ysidro look for Cabezon Road to the south - turn here. follow Cabezon Road for 3-5 miles until you leave peublo lands and enter BLM land. Park at the first parking area you find.
Trail Length
~20 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
San Ysidro
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 11, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: toddx7 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The single track on top of the mesa is really fun, and kind of similar to the trails in Fruita Colorado. The trails are somewhat technical because of narrowness, rocks, and thin sections. There are also a few drop offs.

The view from the mesa are spectacular, and the main loop is quite fun.

Recommended Route:
From the main parking area go straight up the mesa, and follow the signs. The main single track forks to the left on top, and there are side trails on the right.

You basically loop back around to the south on a dirt road after you
descend from the mesa. Then you go out of the cattle gate, and come
back to the main road to get back the parking area.



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Review Date
January 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Timo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trails are primitive right now and it is imperitive that you obtain a map from BLM before you ride out here. FooMTB.com has adopted the area through a partnership with the BLM and signage and official routes will come soon. Until then respect the area and do not ride off what appear to be established trails.

Recommended Route:
From P-lot ride up dirt road for 1/2 mile to fence/gate on your right, enter here and climb to the peak area, then south over to the Dragonback area. From dragon back follow it to the pipeline bust through, then hike a bike to trail above, then descend to road in far west area. Take road all the way back to singletrack forming on very north side which eventuially leads to the peak area. From peak there is a descending trail directly back to your car in the p-lot. This directions will not make any sense to you without a map. also beware that although most of the trails here are intermediate and above, there are several very challenging and dangerous areas that begginners must stay away from. This is not for newbies, sorry.



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