Guaje Ridge Trail

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  3.0 from 3 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #21 in the Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos area
#176 in NM, #8,196 Overall
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Trail in the area near Los Alamos,
“A classic downhill in Los Alamos that drops 2200' back into town from Pipeline Rd.”
Taber West on Sep 10, 2013
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5.38.6 milesKilometers 194’59 m Ascent 9,732’2,966 m High 8% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -2,165’-660 m Descent 7,725’2,355 m Low 26% Max Grade (15°)
This trail begins by a burned log with Guaje Ridge etched in it about 3/4 of the way up Pipeline Road. It is a fast and twisty descent until you reach the intersection of the Mitchell Trail about half way down. From here there is a short climb and then the trail continues descending down to the top of Cabra and the 3 bears.

This lower portion of the trail is technical and rough, with a fair amount of NM locust growing close in on the trail. Beware, this bush will rip you to shreds like a wet cat. Total descent on this trail is nearly 2200'.
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4.0 (2)
A doubletrack climb to spectacular views at the top of Cerro Pelado.
near Jemez Pueblo, NM
4.0 (3)
Lollipop loop featuring a steady climb, a stream-side trail, and a fast downh...
near Los Alamos, NM
4.0 (1)
This is an excellent 20 mile loop with variable terrain and awesome views.
near White Rock, NM

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PHOTOS of Guaje Ridge Trail
  3.3 from 3 votes
Through the burn zone. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2.7 from 3 votes
the fun begins, the climb was worth it after all (Los Alamos, NM)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Guaje descent turnoff (Los Alamos, NM)