Coyote

Total Miles
4.8

Elevation

2,175.90 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Coyote is a 5-mile-long single track in the Manzanita Mountain OHV area that is popular with dirt bikers, mountain bikers, and hikers. It's very windy through a forested desert terrain full of pinyon pine and juniper trees. The trail has lots of rock slab sections and moderate rock obstacles. The obstacles are like small stair step ledges but are often slabs that are like a ramp or have multiple lines to choose from where one is often easier. It's mostly flat with small descents and climbs as it dips in and out of ravines. In total, it has 700 feet of elevation gain and 300 of loss when riding west to east. The trail has several intersections that are all well signed, so you can connect to More Cowbell and Coyote Split, and it ends on 462 Road. The trail has lots of tight turns and sections that are more troughed with banked corners. Since this is one of the first trails from the staging areas, it can be busy, so watch out for oncoming traffic. It has lots of loose, wobbly, and chunky rock as well.

Difficulty

This is an intermediate desert single track with frequent obstacles such as rock slab ledges and lots of loose rock.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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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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