530 Road

Total Miles
2.4

Elevation

2,315.38 ft

Duration

0.25 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

530 Road is an old dirt road that is closed to motor vehicles other than motorcycles. It's super easy the whole way, being a smooth dirt road with only a couple of spots where there is flat embedded rock slab. The east end starts at the Mars Court Trailhead with space for horse trailers and several vehicles. The west end starts at the bottom of the West Boundary Trail. You may see horse riders or hikers on this trail. It goes through a pretty pine tree forest and accesses several other single-track trails.

Difficulty

This is an easy road-width trail with no obstacles.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

The Manzanita Mountain Trail System is a very well-maintained multi-use area popular for hiking, horses, mountain biking, and dirt bikes. There are 40+ trails ranging from a mile to 5 miles long of varying difficulties between easy and advanced in a Chihuahuan desert terrain in the Cibola National Forest. There's enough trails for 2-3 days of riding, and is best in fall and spring when it's not too hot. Be aware of oncoming traffic since there are lots of tight turns and it can be busy. There are several staging areas from the north off of Chamiso Canyon Road, as well as the Tunnel and Pine Flat Trailheads along State Road 337, and from the south at the Oak Flat Trailhead.

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