Pajarito Canyon Trail

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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Rank: #17 in the Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos area
#121 in NM, #6,074 Overall
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Trail in the area near Espanola,
“A steep climb or great descent off Pajarito Mountain.”
Taber West on Nov 12, 2013
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2.64.2 milesKilometers 1,394’425 m Ascent 9,830’2,996 m High 11% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -134’-41 m Descent 8,439’2,572 m Low 26% Max Grade (15°)
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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This is the inner singletrack loop around the north and west side of town.
near Espanola, NM
4.0 (2)
A doubletrack climb to spectacular views at the top of Cerro Pelado.
near Jemez Pueblo, NM
4.0 (2)
Lollipop loop featuring a steady climb, a stream-side trail, and a fast downh...
near Los Alamos, NM

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