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Ojitos Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Nothing but whoop-de-dos. Climbing it isn't really all that fun, but coming down it is a blast. You can do a sissy ride over it or you can get some serious air. I would recommend picking this trail up for the conclusion of the South Boundary Trail. It is a really fun way to end this ride - but adds on another 6 miles of trail/fire road.
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Latitude
36.359374956015856
Longitude
-105.62255859375
Trail Directions
Located on US 64 just before you hit the canyon on the way to Angel Fire. Look for the Big Blue bolted steel water tower and park on 65 when you see a road to it. Start ride here and take any path that heads toward the mountains in a southeasterly direction. Be careful though, there are some trails that will take you back to 64, as this whole area near the water tower is a little sketcy. as you head SE you will eventually find the Ojitos trail. You will know it by the 6-ft high burns called whoop-de-doos.
Trail Length
6-miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Taos
   


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Review Date
July 29, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ATR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail as a loop ascending the South Boundary and riding down to the highway then back to the trailhead. The rocky and moderately steep climb up the lower few miles of the SB is worth the dh ride, even tho a couple miles of the Ojitos trail was neglected and rough, the type of terrain that is hard on equipment. The first 1.3 miles is smooth uphill along old forest roads with a few downed trees and loose rocks scattered. This leads to some nice views down towards Taos. The first downhill section is rocky and technical, a moderately steep grade and loose 6 to 14 inch rocks are scattered within the embedded trail rocks creating interesting route finding potential. after about a mile of this there's more pedaling traverses along nice doubletrack road. In the middle of the descent the trail gets more interesting. The rollers begin here. This trail isn't maintained and not ridden much so there's lots more loose rocks and small trees down. Again route finding among the debris and tall grass makes for a fun ride. There's old lines ridden into the trail weaving between the rollers and arroyos and some nice berms. As the trail levels near the bottom of the canyon it widens and the surface becomes more gravelly and packed. This section is fun, the rollers and berms are smooth and there's nice rock features to roll through. I rate the aerobic difficulty a 4 because it was mid day during July and real hot when I toured this route, and the climb up the SB requires hiking thru some gnarly rocks with southerly exposure. It would be much less strenuous on a cooler Autumn or Spring day. Downhill ride technical difficulty is a moderate 3 for about half the trail with a couple more challenging sections due to random debris scattered among overgrowth that can prevent clear site of the trail in a few spots, the rest is much easier.

Recommended Route:
Either as a loop ascending the South Boundary or a longer more gradual ride up Ojitos during the cooler seasons

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Devisadero



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Review Date
August 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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4.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: phlbbbbbbbbbbt ,  Weekend Warrior , from Albuquerque, NM

Summary:
Whoop-de-do central. Expect a lot of jumps - so many that you might get sick of them. Connects to South Boundary Trail, but upper portion is mainly fire road that just goes on for what seems like forever.

Botttom is really fun though, and should be tried by anyone who whats to ride in Taos.

Recommended Route:
Pick it up when finishing the SBT, or do an out and back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SBT, Elliot Barker, Devisedero



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