Tank Trap


The Tank Trap Trail is approximately 14 miles West of Santa Fe, in the Santa Fe National Forest.  The air down point is located off of County Road 62, about 11 miles Northwest of State Route 599.  The trail is relatively flat at an elevation of approximately 6,400 feet, and travels north northwestward and back in an arroyo just east of FR 302, between Tank Thirty-One and the Pinabete Tanks.  The trail actually starts at Waypoint TT09 and finishes at Waypoint TT18.  You can either exit the trail at Waypoint TT18 and return on the Forest Road, or reverse course back to Waypoint TT09.  The trail consists mostly of large rocks and boulders, from 12 inches to over 36 inches in diameter.  The trail (from Waypoints TT09 to TT18) is less than 2 miles, and takes about approximately 2-3 hours or so to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  Three (3) Hard
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Here are a couple pictures from the Tank Trap Trail, 
On the left, NM4W Member, Mike Blohm climbs one of the ledges.
On the right, another Club Member, Brad Opatz catches a little air!

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Waypoint: To: Distance Cumm. Dist. Bearing Lat Long
TT01   N35 41.340'

W106 5.512'

TT02 1.51 mi 1.51 mi 319 (NW) N35 42.324' W106 6.577'
TT03 1.19 mi 2.70 mi 325 (NW) N35 43.173'

W106 7.300'

TT04 0.71 mi 3.41 mi 319 (NW) N35 43.642' W106 7.801'
TT05 2.09 mi 5.50 mi 297 (WNW) N35 44.466'

W106 9.793'

TT06 0.34 mi 5.85 mi 288 (WNW) N35 44.559' W106 10.142'
TT07 0.51 mi 6.36 mi 247 (WSW) N35 44.384'

W106 10.643'

TT08 0.43 mi 6.78 mi 273 (W) N35 44.402' W106 11.100'
TT09 0.71 mi 7.49 mi 322 (NW) N35 44.883'

W106 11.570'

TT10 0.28 mi 7.78 mi 34 (NE) N35 45.087' W106 11.399'
TT11 0.10 mi 7.87 mi 316 (NW) N35 45.146'

W106 11.470'

TT12 0.28 mi 8.15 mi 349 (NNW) N35 45.387' W106 11.530'
TT13 0.23 mi 8.38 mi 331 (NNW) N35 45.562'

W106 11.649'

TT14 0.14 mi 8.53 mi 14 (NNE) N35 45.684' W106 11.613'
TT15 0.12 mi 8.65 mi 312 (NW) N35 45.752'

W106 11.705'

TT16 0.42 mi 9.06 mi 14 (NNE) N35 46.105' W106 11.600'
TT17 0.19 mi 9.26 mi 44 (NE) N35 46.225'

W106 11.456'

TT18 0.11 mi 9.37 mi 94 (E) N35 46.218' W106 11.336'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Summer 2003.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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