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Guaje Ridge Trail

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Trail

5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 194' 59 m
Descent: -2,165' -660 m
High: 9,732' 2,966 m
Low: 7,725' 2,355 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Taber West

A classic downhill in Los Alamos that drops 2200' back into town from Pipeline Rd.

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Description

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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Jun 11, 2017
Frank Skimahorn
Rode from 3-Bears intersection up to Mitchell Point and back down to Cabra. Very exposed/hot this day. Thorn bushes not to bad east of Mitchell.
Jun 19, 2016
Bill Blumenthal
Did as part of a Meadows to Mitchell trail route from the Ski Hill into Los Alamos 2mi

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  3.6 from 7 votes

#15

in Los Alamos

#13894

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#15

in Los Alamos

#294

in New Mexico

#13,894

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Through the burn zone.
May 29, 2013 near Los Alamos, NM
the fun begins,  the climb was worth it after all
May 29, 2013 near Los Alamos, NM
Guaje descent turnoff
May 29, 2013 near Los Alamos, NM

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