West Boundary

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

2,323.66 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

West Boundary is an easy single track in the Manzanita Mountain Trail System that goes north to south along the west boundary of this OHV area in the Cibola National Forest. The land on the west side of this trail belongs to the US Air Force, and there are signs every 50 feet stating not to enter because there could be unexploded objects on the USAF land. The trail starts off easy and flowy. It has some shelfy narrow climbing spots with more rocks and some tight turns between the pine trees. Overall it's pretty flat, only gaining and losing about 140 feet of elevation over 1.8 miles as it rides along the bottom of the forest floor. It ends on 530 Road, which you can use to make a loop back to more single-track trails or return to the Mars Court Trailhead.

Difficulty

This is an easy single track with tight turns and rocky sections, but no big 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 are enough trails for 2-3 days of riding, and it's 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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