Elena Gallegos trails - Trail, Albuquerque, Mexico

Elena Gallegos trails - Trail, Albuquerque, Mexico

DESCRIPTION

These trails are great. There are lots of trails with singletrack. A combination of fast downhills, awesome scenery, some technical sections, and lots of trails that branch off and are open to bikers provide for a lot of riding time.

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[Oct 18, 2014]
tyrebyter
Weekend Warrior

Something for everyone right next to town. The hardcore scoff at these trails but mostly that's just one-upsmanship. The trails are immensely entertaining and can be made as aerobic as you like. Lots of climbing available. When combined with the Forest Service trail 365, it's easy to get a good 12-15 mile ride in with 1000 feet or more of elevation gain. The Rocky sections between Elena Gallegos and the Tram are my favorite but there's nothing my 10 year old grandson can't deal with.
Some years these can be ridden through the winter, just depends on how much snow we get. When it gets slushy, morning rides find it frozen hard and completely ridable. Locals can confuse wet gravel for mud and overreact. Forgive us. We sometimes forget it's a giant lump of granite. Keep riding.

Customer Service

Flatlanders: Park at the top of the Open Space loop and ride south making a counter-clockwise loop until you've found your way back. Still got gas? Head North on 365 to the Tram, marvel at the view an retrace your steps.
Mountain riders: Start at Embudito trailhead, head North to a 4-way and go up to the Pino trailhead. Continue on around North and West until the singletrack splits. Right fork will take you up some fun switchbacks, steps, arroyos to the summit of the ridable trails. Bomb down to the west (fun and fear increases with velocity) and turn North at the junction for 365 to the Tram. Hit the afterburner for the return ride on 365 back to Embudito but easy on the blind corners. Lots of trail users.

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South Foothills. Cedro area. Tunnel/Otero complex. Three Bottles.

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5
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3
[Oct 16, 2012]
m_dub007
Weekend Warrior

This is a great network of trails close to home great for afterwork rides. Offers a little bit of everything with some pretty technical sections towards north of ellena gallegos, some good hills and fun fast downhills.

Customer Service

Hit the hill up to the pino trailhead (where it enters the national forest) and continue through a really fun fast singletrack back down.

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S Foothills

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5
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3
[Sep 09, 2012]
flteng965
Weekend Warrior

This was a nice trail, friendly hikers with dogs and watch out for horses. It was $2.00 for parking. Some of the trails were really busy. I don't think I would go up there on a weekend or on a holiday.
Watch out for the cactus. Once I resigned to the fact I was going to get stuck, the trail was a lot of fun. I am not sure which trails I took but all of them seemed very nice.

Can't wait to go again!!!!

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4
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2
[Aug 19, 2003]
Cross Country Rider

Excellent trails. Windy and lots of fun. Beware of cactus.

Customer Service

All routes have been really nice.

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5
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2
[Oct 19, 1999]
SirChomps-a-Lot

It's got everything - fast singletrack, technical climbs and descents, crazy spots to see how much room you can put between your tires and the ground - everything. Bit crowded on the weekends.

Customer Service

If you start at embudito and go to ellena gallegos it isn't very techincal and is a bit of a climb. If you do it the other way WOOWEE it is fast! Don't ride to close behind the guy in front of you. There is also a wide dirt road that goes up for a ways from elena gallegos. Nothin' special going up but going down there are dirt speed bumps that will give you generous quantities of air with little risk of crashing.

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For God's sake keep your weight back going off rocky drop offs. Elena Gallegos has claimed a chunk of my nose due to failure to do so.

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4
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[Oct 19, 1999]
SirChomps-a-Lot

It's got everything - fast singletrack, technical climbs and descents, crazy spots to see how much room you can put between your tires and the ground - everything. Bit crowded on the weekends.

Customer Service

If you start at embudito and go to ellena gallegos it isn't very techincal and is a bit of a climb. If you do it the other way WOOWEE it is fast! Don't ride to close behind the guy in front of you. There is also a wide dirt road that goes up for a ways from elena gallegos. Nothin' special going up but going down there are dirt speed bumps that will give you generous quantities of air with little risk of crashing.

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For God's sake keep your weight back going off rocky drop offs. Elena Gallegos has claimed a chunk of my nose due to failure to do so.

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4
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[Dec 09, 1999]
SLICK

Fantastic single track with plenty of fun for the begining mt. biker, as well as plenty of challenges for the more advanced rider. This is the best ridable single track in the area when all the other trails are covered with snow during the winter. CAUTION: All the various trails along the foothills are very popular with both local hikers and runners, especially on the week ends. So please yield the right of way, so that we can continue to use these trails in the future.

Customer Service

Start at the Embudito trail head and head north towards the water towers above the tram terminal.

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Some pretty good trails around the Embudo area, and south to the Interstate.

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4
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[May 08, 2001]
Biomag

Same as 365 see above in list of trails.

Customer Service

Same as 365 see above in list of trails.

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4
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[Dec 05, 2002]
Terry

Following the route I took, the trail seemed like it was going to be boring. But after crossing the Pino Trail (140) things got a lot more interesting!

First of all, there was two or three inches of snow on the trail at the upper reaches. Then I started hitting the rock gardens.

It got really fun...

This is a great resource for Albuquerque!!!

I found joggers and dogwalkers to be polite. I didn't sense any tension between the various users of the trails.

Keep up the good work bikers so you don't lose the trails.

Customer Service

I was in town on business and followed the route recommended to me by the shop I rented the bike at.

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4
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[May 15, 2003]
mo

nice

Customer Service

usual

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1
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