Jagged Axe, simply put, is one of the best, and most challenging trails in New Mexico. A huge credit goes out to Jagged Axe Trail Designs for their work creating this masterpiece. From rollers, hucks-to-flat, massive rock gardens, even some flowy sections, this trail has it all. Come to Glorieta Camps and see for yourself.

Daniel following Dave and Ian

JJ leading the pack.




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The upper section is rocky, loose, and dusty.

The “Birth Canal” feature is the first “A-Line” feature to start off the trail. It could go very wrong a number of different ways, it’s an all or nothing affair!

Ulysses takes the plunge.   Photo: Eric Cook
Dave Marquez commits!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Some fun rollers in the middle of the trail.

Next up in the A-Line sequence is The Huck. The entrance drops down through a rock garden, and ends with a boulder drop that has a kicker lip. Scrubbing a little speed is advised!

Daniel Rhodes flying like a raven. CAAWWWW!   Photo: Eric Cook
Ron Cura goes over the edge.    Photo: Eric Cook
Uly gets buck!   Photo: Eric Cook
JJ Squires and the Squids!   Photo: Eric Cook

The last section features a few long and rough rock gardens. Hold on, a keep the speed up for the big step-down that provides the exit from the rocky section.

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Last rock gardens, which exits with a step-down.


Ian Eagle hucks for the boys.   Photo: Eric Cook

Rondizzle tweaks.   Photo: Eric Cook
JJ making us all look silly.   Photo: Eric Cook

Jagged Axe ends with a blind roller into a nice double over a boulder. Congratulations, you didn’t die!

Ulysses goofing off on the ending feature.    Photo: Eric Cook
Classic JJ style to end Jagged Axe.   Photo: Eric Cook
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2.7 Miles, 1,000 ft of descent. Info from Mtbproject.com
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Overview from Mtbproject.com

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