Corral Canyon

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

2,249.76 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

Corral Canyon is a 4.2-mile single track in the Sante Fe National Forest north of the town of Los Alamos and is probably the most fun and most popular dirt bike trail in this area. It's a fast and flowy dirt trail through a sparse pine tree forest. It's kind of sandy, but mostly dirt, and very smooth with hardly any rocks the whole time. It's a narrow single-track trail that goes along the hillsides, up and down small hills, and dips in and out of ravines, with only a few small roots. It goes past a really cool boulder section near the west entrance when it goes right up next to giant boulders. It goes through the boulders, but you don't have to ride over any of them, so it's still easy. There is one big rock slab drop-off that is a 4 difficulty, but the rest of the trail is a 3 difficulty. Other aspects of the trail include deep sandy corners, and you have to watch out for big washouts and ruts. Near the east end, it crosses a dirt road and goes along a fence until it drops into a sandy whitewash. Turn left in the wash until it meets up with Road 445C.

Difficulty

This is an easy single track with one bigger rock slab drop-off that is a 4 difficulty.

Technical Rating

3

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Access Description

The OHV system north of the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is a completely unmarked and loosely maintained riding area made up of several intermediate single tracks connected by rocky and sandy jeep roads. Riding this area is essentially impossible without a GPS map, as the trails are very faint and unmarked, and will require extensive route finding. This area is best in fall and spring, as summer can be pretty hot here. The trails are a fun and unique mix of desert and pine forest with some intermediate challenges. Although there is no official staging area for these trails, there are a few hiking trailheads and dirt pull-offs along Rendija Road that can work as a staging area to ride these trails. From Rendija Road, take Maria's Canyon (FS 416), which has lots of deep ruts and rocks.

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