Coyote Split

Total Miles
1.9

Elevation

2,120.79 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Coyote Split is a 2-mile single track that connects the Coyote Trail to the Chamisoso Trail. It's narrow and shelfy at times, with loose rock and embedded slab rock ledges in the dirt trail. It goes along the top of a mesa and drops down off of the mesa into a flat and grassy meadow at the intersection with Chamisoso. A couple of the slab rock ledges are more diagonal across the trail which is slightly trickier, but most of the obstacles are like ramps, so they aren't too difficult. The trail has a lot of tight turns through the pinyon pine trees on a pretty bumpy trail. Watch out so a loose rock doesn't ping your handlebars into the trees! The trail also crosses Jeep Road 462, and there are pinch points on each end.

Difficulty

This is an intermediate single track with moderate obstacles such as small rock stair steps and ledges and very curvy tight turns.

Technical Rating

4

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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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