|The backroads of Arroyo Hondo|
|Technical section - the Willows Gauntlet|
The ride heads south on the RailTrail to Arroyo Hondo, looping east to Old Santa Fe Trail and Barbaria Rd, then back through the drainage behind Sun and Moon mountains to St. John's College, returning home along the Arroyo Chamiso. A great loop with all types of terrain. I don't have a name for this link-up but Barbaria Loop seems to be an ok fit.
|Steep section of the climb up Barbaria Hill|
|Gate to the Atalaya drainage and big-time bike wreckage|
|Bike and Nowhere Gate|
Distance: approx. 18-19mi
Time: Took me 2+ hrs by bike in difficult conditions. Free of snow it's about 2hr10min. Might be more of an April-Dec type ride, but you never know if you never try.
|New crossing behind St Johns|
- Las Campanas - SF Road Loop
- Glorieta Baldy