Eastward Upward Trail

Eastward Upward Trail in Nambe Badlands
  • Description

    Climb the two-track, following right turns at the start from SR 503. Use the mountain bike ride-over gate and please leave all cattle fences and gates as you found them. The dirt road climbs steeply at first and then levels off until there is one last steep climb to a prominent summit. The two-track goes then downhill and then veers left (north).

    Use this to access the Cholla Gauntlet single-track trail. Watch for the start of this single track on the right-hand side as it drops down gravel and rocky single track and crosses two narrow and deep arroyos perpendicularly.

  • Distance

    1.60 miles (3.0 km) one-way distance

  • Elevation Gain/Loss

    +389 ft / – 76 ft

  • Loop or Out-and-Back Trail

    Good to access Cholla Gauntlet single-track

  • Double-Track

  • Connects With

    Cholla Gauntlet Trail

    Cerro Pinon Sucker Trail

    Donner Party Trail

    State Route 503

  • Environmental Awareness

    • Leave cattle gates as you find them.  Cattle have died from bikers closing gates and cutting off their access to water.
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