Ojitos -> South Boundary Loop

Run to the top of South Boundary's final rowdy descent.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
17 km
Ascent
772 m
Descent
772 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
Ojitos -> South Boundary Loop Map

Ojitos is a steep, lung-buster of a climb up an old road grade that has narrowed down into doubletrack, and even singletrack in some places (even though the bench is wide). The climb is brutal, arduous, lengthy, and relentless... but your reward is reaching the fantastic final section of the South Boundary Trail!

Description

South Boundary is renowned as one of the best trails in the state of New Mexico. This final downhill section on South Boundary is located at a lower elevation than most of the trail, making it more accessible for a longer period of the year.

The final South Boundary downhill drops over 2,500 vertical feet down a rocky, dry singletrack trail to the valley floor below. Yes, that means you'll have climbed over 2,500 feet to get to this point! But once you point you point your shoes downhill, it's all high-speed running

This trail is rocky and technical, easily earning its black diamond status. Embedded rock gardens, waterbars, and rock ledges all require expert footwork. While you can slow down to negotiate these obstacles more carefully, expert runners will be able to fly down the mountain!

Difficulty

Difficult

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

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