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Dragon's Back Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 194' 59 m
Descent: -546' -166 m
High: 5,976' 1,821 m
Low: 5,569' 1,698 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by LeeAB Brinckerhoff

Sweet ridge trail with some exposure and killer views.

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Dragon's Back is a south to north route that features gradual climbs and descents along a mesa-top ridge. The trail is fairly smooth with a couple of rocky or rugged sections here and there. At times the route can become narrow in places.

Beware of the deep sink hole type features that form when there are cracks in the underlying gypsum. They're cool to look at but probably bad to try and run over! A steep loose descent finishes this section of trail, ending in a notch where you can either continue along the ridge or drop down to the left on the Dragon's Back Connector.

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Dog pondering what's ahead... a narrow ridge affording sweeping views.
Dec 20, 2017 near Jemez P…, NM
The steep rocky section
Dec 20, 2017 near Jemez P…, NM

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