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Pajarito Canyon Trail

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Rank: #13 in Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos
#89 in New Mexico
#4,053 Overall
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“A steep climb or great descent off Pajarito Mountain.”
Taber West on Nov 12, 2013
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2.6 Miles 1,394’ Ascent 9,830’ High 11.1% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -134’ Descent 8,439’ Low 15.5% Max Grade
This trail begins near the top of the Nail Trail and starts climbing immediately. After a quarter of a mile it flattens out some, but is still steep. It enters a rocky section and the switchbacks begin for the next mile, as the trail climbs the ridge to the south, then the trail flattens out as it curves around to the top of Pajarito Mountain. The views are great from this trail, but it may be a better downhill for those that are not very fit.
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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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 2.3 from 3 votes
Pajarito Canyon switchback (Los Alamos, NM)
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