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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Hayduke, Apr 24, 2007.
What land is that mtn on the other side?
I've looked on MTB project ,there is crap for riding in that area.
No shops or trail groups advocating or building? What the deal as it looks like it could be an ideal hot spot.
That is part BLM, part private, and just to the north is a bunch of NM state land, which is technically a part of Elephant Butte Lake State Park.
There's not much for singletrack riding, but there's a new outdoor store that just opened a couple of months ago and they will be carrying Mountain Bikes. I know they and the brewery owners are advocating for trails, and the city supposedly hired a trail and recreation person. Also, there's a new grant from the state which will help build a foot bridge across the Rio that would connect to a proposed trail system on the east side of the river (all very vague right now). I'm hoping that things are heading in the right direction. Elephant Butte has miles of 6ft wide gravel bike trail that is better than nothing, and has some nice views. We rode some of that today, and it was 60 degrees and nice to be out.
There's endless desert dirtbike riding around here, though. Can't wait to get my 530 down here.
The trails at Elephant Butte. I think there are 15 miles or so like this. It winds through washes, etc., and has some nice interesting areas. Not exactly singletrack, but better than nothing.
Is the Cap't the trails and recreation person?
Do you have RV parking with hookups? Asking for a friend
No, but there are several places just blocks away that do.
There are two state parks close, one at Elephant Butte and one at Caballo Lake that are nice. $14.00 a night for water and electric.
“We have a pool...and a pond.
The pond would be good for you “
The water rights differences between CO and NM are drastic. My niece lives in southern CO, and they we setting up two rain barrels for collecting water for their garden. With their property and structures, I suggested a couple more. She told me on recently the state started allowing 2 rain collection barrels per household. She asked how many does NM allow. I said you can put as many as you want. She said in CO the rain that lands on your property actually belongs to the water rights owner down stream. You cannot interfere with runoff. In NM some places require you to prevent run off from structures from leaving your property.
Weird rules indeed, if true.
Have you considered getting a gravel bike? If there are dirt roads in the area, it could really open up your riding opportunities.
Guilty......my new to me 500 exc
Let it snow
Ten cuidado su ojos amigo!
You'll put your eye out with that thing!
You're getting poached
It even looks like him (in bygone days ).
^^^^^ Looks like a long lonely highway...……….
HEY, It was 45 degrees and snowed on Boulder today. WTF:
Guess what it's not doing in S. NM.
Not even in the mountains:
Just a beautiful day; a little cooler than yesterday though. Only 70.
Might be some snow over there, past the Rio Grande, past the Jornada del Muerto, past White Sands, up in the Sacramento Mtns:
Heading home across the desert:
Turns out, the Rally 530 is the perfect exploring machine here
some nearly abandoned highway:
first time out north of Monticello?
neat riding out there