Mighty Mule

Total Miles
1.2

Elevation

2,216.91 ft

Duration

0.25 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Mighty Mule is a 1.3-mile-long single track in the Manzanita Mountain Trail System. It parallels the Meadow Ridge Jeep Trail and is pretty straight, with light curves with banked corners. This one doesn't have many rocks, which is rare for this trail system. It does have several rain ruts, but no bigger rock obstacles, making this one of the easier trails in the trail system. The north end of the trail connects with Delberts, which is a more technical trail, and the south end connects with Rattlesnake, which is an intermediate trail. You can take the Meadow Ridge Jeep Trail farther south to the start of the Lone Pine Trail as well.

Difficulty

Mighty Mule is an easy single track with no big rock obstacles.

Technical Rating

3

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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