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The Glade-Road Apple Trails

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Fast,hilly singletrack loaded with whoop-de-doos. The main trail is a 30 mile loop but can be shortened at various points.Popular with riders from Northern NM and S.Colorado.An Expert as well as a beginner can find enjoyable action out on the singletrack.
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Latitude
35.688114936028306
Longitude
-106.00484848022461
Trail Directions
Turn N from E.Main ST(US 550)onto Pinion Hills Blvd. Continue to College Blvd and turn right.Follow the signs to Lions Wilderness Park/Anansazi Ampitheatre. Park here,But note that gates close at sunset. Alternately,park at San Juan College.
Trail Length
12-30 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Farmington
   


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Review Date
October 22, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: monkeyboy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well, I can see why some people would hate these trails, but I could argue that Slickrock in Moab is just the same thing over and over again! ;-) I didnt think these trails were that horrendous and that they were actually okay for what they are/where they are located. If you have to be in Aztec or Farmington area, or maybe if Durango area was snowed in/too cold.... they are worth checking out, but I would not call this a destination area.

As noted by others, trails are mostly smooth (zero technical) with some sandy sections (I only encountered one section I had to walk). There are some fun swooping swerving sections and some nice exposure along some of the ridges. Not much uphill but enough little hills to get a little workout in 20 or more miles of riding. I kinda like the "whoops" everybody has referred too; they are kind of like cross country pump track practice and can get air in many places.

You do get some nice expansive northern NM type views especially along the upper ridges but there is the all too plentiful gas industry eye sores nearby.

Recommended Route:
My route was an out and back along the East Ridge starting from the northeast TH that amounted to over 20 miles. I wanted to loop it with the West Ridge trail but one of the connector trails on my map didn't exist as far as I could tell, and I didn't feel like piecing together the road sections to do the hook up. Seven Sisters is very fun (think Fruita Boofcliffs) ridden north to south.



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Review Date
October 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: danjmeyers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Stay away. Wide sandy single track that repeats it's self endlessly. This trails doesn't just suck it has a hidden danger, the only trail I've ever ridden that made me hate mountain biking (very temporarily). If you're still curious then do this, ride 5 minutes of any random section, you have just previewed the entire trail system. Those sandy whoops you just did? There are thousands of them. Did you miss the oil rig? Don't worry, there hundreds of them out here. I giving this a scathing review because I don't want folks touring the 4 corners to think this is NM riding, this is the worst in the state. Any one who thinks this is decent riding deserves pity, you have mine. -5 if possible



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Review Date
June 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: b00f , from Durango

Summary:
Incredibly smooth and fast single track with all kinds of twists and turns and a shitload of whoops. Picture about 8 miles of BMX track. Not much climbing at all which may be why some people don't like it. As far as the people who say "where's the challenge" just ride faster!!! I can guarantee you Rod from SoCal got lost somewhere, hence the bad review. As for me, 5 TIRES ALL THE WAY!!!
Oh yeah, if you choose a different route, avoid the part on the map called "mainly whoops". It is too damn sandy for mtn biking imo. Trey's Airtime is fine.

Recommended Route:
My usual route:

Other recommended trails in the same area:
pinion mesa or alien run



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Review Date
October 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tony , from Chattanooga, TN.

Summary:
This thing sucks! We spent a day in Fruita, a couple of days in Moab, rode Durango and then this. 36-miles of junk. I have nothing but pitty for the people of New Mexico if you call this a mountain bike trail. Where is the challenge? This is as boring trail as you will find anywhere in the country. The only reason I'm giving this thing one tire is for the simple fact that I can't take two tires back. An honest rating would be -2 tires. Stay on the couch, eat a bag of potato chips, take a nap, watch golf.... for gods sack don't waste your time here.

Recommended Route:
Easy question. Recommended route: Route your a$$ away from this, do you really call this a mountain bike trail?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Moab, Durango, Fruita.....



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Review Date
July 1, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: G Shock , from Farmington

Summary:
The sand sucks and the woop-dee-doos get a little harsh on the back but it is only one of the great trails I have ridden in the Four Corners. It's fun bumping into the pros from Durango too.

Recommended Route:
There are alot of shoot offs from this trail. Try any of them, they all hold suprises. Just remember where you parked and take lots of water and food.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alien trail in Aztec is technical, rough and and quite different from the other local trails. Kenzies Ridge and Pinion Mesa are great too.



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