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Old 03-31-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Riders in the four corners area unite!

I have recently moved back to Farmington, New Mexico and I am looking to join a group of riders that enjoy trail riding through the Glade/Chokecherry Canyon. I am hoping to ride at least a couple of hours each Sunday with the possibility for longer (full day) rides around southern Colorado. I would also like to use GPS to document fun trails through the Glade and help promote riding in the Four Corners Area. Please let me know if any group like this exists or if there is a more appropriate place for this post.

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Welcome Papa J,

I ain't riding yet but some of the locals should post up soon. I'm in Bloomfield.

As soon as my hand heals up a bit more I'll be joining everyone.

This is a great forum, take some time and fill out your profile. Look foreward to riding with you.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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more better stuff than the Glade area around here...

Lot of DS rides up to CO also happen.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:06 AM   #4
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Welcome Papa J,

I ain't riding yet but some of the locals should post up soon. I'm in Bloomfield.

As soon as my hand heals up a bit more I'll be joining everyone.

This is a great forum, take some time and fill out your profile. Look foreward to riding with you.
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more better stuff than the Glade area around here...

Lot of DS rides up to CO also happen.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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more better stuff than the Glade area around here...

Lot of DS rides up to CO also happen.
Is there a way from Farmington to Durango using all dirt roads/trails?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #7
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Is there a way from Farmington to Durango using all dirt roads/trails?

yea, but you DONT wanna get caught
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:28 AM   #8
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Along these lines. Do any locals know where you can and cannot go using the Glade road. I have taken it a couple of times lately and found a couple of gates and old no trespassing signs. We always just go around the gates and go on our way. Seems to be quite a few gas/oil filed workers out there who don't bother us.

BTW there is a fun road running from the Glade over to 550 north of Aztec. You can pick up another fun road a few hundred yards south that goes to about the Colorado border. But there it buts up against Indian land and we haven't gone thru. We usually take it back south to near Navajo Lake dam. I would think that somehow you could get over to the paved road that runs up the West side of Navajo Lake and goes to Ignacio.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:11 AM   #9
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Is there a way from Farmington to Durango using all dirt roads/trails?
From just north of where the La Plata highway crosses the Co/NM line, you can take the Long Hollow dirt road through the Ute land to several miles from Durango.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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Along these lines. Do any locals know where you can and cannot go using the Glade road. I have taken it a couple of times lately and found a couple of gates and old no trespassing signs. We always just go around the gates and go on our way. Seems to be quite a few gas/oil filed workers out there who don't bother us.

BTW there is a fun road running from the Glade over to 550 north of Aztec. You can pick up another fun road a few hundred yards south that goes to about the Colorado border. But there it buts up against Indian land and we haven't gone thru. We usually take it back south to near Navajo Lake dam. I would think that somehow you could get over to the paved road that runs up the West side of Navajo Lake and goes to Ignacio.
Most locals I know don't ride in the glade that often.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #11
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Along these lines. Do any locals know where you can and cannot go using the Glade road. I have taken it a couple of times lately and found a couple of gates and old no trespassing signs. We always just go around the gates and go on our way. Seems to be quite a few gas/oil filed workers out there who don't bother us.

BTW there is a fun road running from the Glade over to 550 north of Aztec. You can pick up another fun road a few hundred yards south that goes to about the Colorado border. But there it buts up against Indian land and we haven't gone thru. We usually take it back south to near Navajo Lake dam. I would think that somehow you could get over to the paved road that runs up the West side of Navajo Lake and goes to Ignacio.
I have wondered that also. If you go straight down the glade road you run into a closed yellow fence (documented in my four picture ride report). You can take the double track around the gate to the right (looking north) but that ends at a fence that has been stomped down. The trail past the stomped down fence looks well traveled. If you continue on the double track you eventually cross the mountain bike trail, Kinsey's Ridge Trail. If you turn off the Glade earlier and head west you will eventually hit a trail that parallels the high voltage wires. This leads back to area blocked by the fence. You do have to cross fences but there are no gates. If you continue you will pop out on the other side of the fence without having to open a gate. I don't know. If you look at the BLM map it is listed as private property.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #12
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Most locals I know don't ride in the glade that often.
Where is the sweet stuff?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:10 PM   #13
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #14
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Chokecherry would be great if you had a trials bike, but other than that, not that fun. Ive been working on some trails by highway 173 (navajo dam rd) in aztec, the motocross track is out there so there are a ton of trails. ive already worked out a 18 mile loop that is really fun, and worked my way into colorado almost to ignacio. Also i have been trying to work with dave at atv world on trying to get some guys together to go riding. Ive seen a bunch of trails south side of bloomfield, and largo canyon area. send me a pm if you have any other ideas, would love to find someone to ride with
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #15
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Chokecherry would be great if you had a trials bike, but other than that, not that fun. Ive been working on some trails by highway 173 (navajo dam rd) in aztec, the motocross track is out there so there are a ton of trails. ive already worked out a 18 mile loop that is really fun, and worked my way into colorado almost to ignacio. Also i have been trying to work with dave at atv world on trying to get some guys together to go riding. Ive seen a bunch of trails south side of bloomfield, and largo canyon area. send me a pm if you have any other ideas, would love to find someone to ride with
I am able to ride again and I have been every weekend usually up around Pinion mesa area,however this weekend I wont be able to go out.
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