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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Hayduke, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    eakins Butler Maps

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    What land is that mtn on the other side?
    BLM, private?

    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.
  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    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.
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  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    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.
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  5. handensco

    handensco Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is the Cap't the trails and recreation person?
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    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Do you have RV parking with hookups? Asking for a friend :deal
  7. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    No, but there are several places just blocks away that do.
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    Gillus High Desert Rat Super Supporter

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    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.
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    Blakebird ran when parked

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    “We have a pool...and a pond.
    The pond would be good for you “

    :D
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  10. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    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.
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    _CJ Conservative Conservationist

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    Have you considered getting a gravel bike? If there are dirt roads in the area, it could really open up your riding opportunities.


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    Let it snow
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    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

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    Ten cuidado su ojos amigo!

    You'll put your eye out with that thing! :kurt:lol3
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    eakins Butler Maps

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    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

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    It even looks like him (in bygone days :lol3 ).

    :ricky
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    ^^^^^ Looks like a long lonely highway...……….:clap
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    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    HEY, It was 45 degrees and snowed on Boulder today. WTF:
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    Guess what it's not doing in S. NM.

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    Not even in the mountains:

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    Just a beautiful day; a little cooler than yesterday though. Only 70.

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    Might be some snow over there, past the Rio Grande, past the Jornada del Muerto, past White Sands, up in the Sacramento Mtns:

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    Heading home across the desert:

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    Turns out, the Rally 530 is the perfect exploring machine here

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    some nearly abandoned highway:

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  20. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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    first time out north of Monticello?
    neat riding out there :nod
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