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The Dome Road

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

This is biking the Dome Road FR 289 to the intersection of 289 with FR 36. (This is about 1/2 mile south of Bandelier NM). The route is 14.5 miles of vigourous climbing and is an excellent Winter ride. Climbing has to be close to 2k, and since it is dirt road you crank pretty fast, so this is an serious workout and is strenuous (believe it or not)
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Latitude
35.67291625588
Longitude
-106.36808395385742
Trail Directions
Go To Cochiti Lake, and drive through town, past golf coruse on FR. 268. Park at Dixon's Apple Orchard, but return on road (back toward Cochiti Lake) and bike for about 1.5 miles and turn north on FR. 289 (Look for Sign to Dome Wilderness)
Trail Length
14.5 miles (29 round trip)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Cochiti Lake
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: crux ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This WAS a very cool trail here in NM with many options. Last year NM had a rather large fire in the area consuming this trail along with a few others. I had a chance to see the fallout from the fire which was very depressing knowing what WAS here.

Recommended Route:
For the time being I would avoid this area due to last years fire. There are other rides in ABQ or SF to be had.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Please see ABQ or SF trails.



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Review Date
December 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: phlbbbbbbbbbt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Looking for a long ride up in the mountains in the winter when the trails are too muddy? Ride the Dome Road, which starts out ot low, dry desert and climbs to the top of Cochiti Mesa. Brind your camera because there are several scenic overlooks into Cochiti Canyon, and even a few of the Dome Wilderness.

Ride will test even the best of bikers because fot he continuous climb and since it is dirt, you try to pedal this mofo pretty hard.

Not bad for the burque types who want a 30-miler in January and is tired of stringing the foothills with four hills or tijeras arroyo to get a long ride.

Recommended Route:
Bottom to top then back to bottom........or top to bottom then back to top for the Los alamos folks.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Can use this to climb up to Crosstown, MoTown, Bland Canyon, Alamos Trails, etc.



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