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Quemazon Trail

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Rank: #4 in Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos
#31 in New Mexico
#2,296 Overall
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“A great semi-technical climb or descent.”
Taber West on Sep 10, 2013
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2.9 Miles 1,414’ Ascent 8,818’ High 9.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -4’ Descent 7,408’ Low 13.9% Max Grade
Description
Quemazon trail starts at the water tank just off the top of Trinity Dr. There is a dirt parking lot and sign at the trailhead. This ride can be done as a climb from there, or as a descent by climbing up Pipeline Road first. It used to be more technical until the forest service ran a bulldozer up it 10 years ago to fight the Cerro Grande fire, then again 2 years ago to fight the Las Canchas fire. Neither of these bulldozings had any effect on the fire, but they required a lot of trail work to put Quemazon back together.

The result is a trail that is smoother and undulating, but is still somewhat technical, more so as a downhill. This is a pretty strenuous climb though, as it ascends 1400' in 3 miles. The views are pretty good from this trail.
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OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.0 (2)
This is the inner singletrack loop around the north and west side of town.
near Espanola, NM
3.0 (1)
This is the loop around the Pajarito Ski Area.
near Espanola, NM
3.0 (2)
A tough climb with great views and a 7 mile descent and cool down
near Santa Fe, NM

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PHOTOS of Quemazon Trail
 2.3 from 3 votes
the respite before the walls at the end of the climb (Espanola, NM)
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