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South Boundary: 70 to Juan (Short Shuttle)

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The simplest way to shuttle (or hitch-hike) the full South Boundary descent. But it's not easy.


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29.3

Miles

47.1

KM

75%

Singletrack

10,729' 3,270 m

High

7,166' 2,184 m

Low

3,690' 1,125 m

Up

4,965' 1,513 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

For those who want to ride the full South Boundary descent, but don't want to shuttle all the way up FR76 or FR437, this route is the classic self-serve option. Either shuttle, or hitchhike (or ride) the pavement to the Valle Escondido community, then ascend up Forest Road 70 to the Elliot Barker Trail #1 (or #Juan) which hits the South Boundary Trail just before Osha Pass.

Need to Know

Park at the bottom of FR437 about a quarter mile up the Valle Escondido road. Please be respectful of private land as you head toward the FR70 climb.

FR70 is a motorized route.

Description

Know this: it's a little over 2,000 feet of climbing up FR70 and TR1 to Osha Pass. So while the shuttle is easy, the ride is not.

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Fall on the South Boundary Trail
Nov 9, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM
Hittin' booters and poppin' wheelies coming down the SBT outside of Angel Fire, NM!
Jul 23, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Ripping singletrack at the top of the South Boundary Trail!
Jul 23, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
South Boundary singletrack.
Aug 12, 2017 near Angel Fire, NM
Such sweet singletrack on Heaven on Earth... the trail deserves its name!
Jul 23, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Nice rest spot in the aspens before beginning the major decent.
Jul 6, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM

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