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Guaje Ridge Trail

 3.6 (5)

5.3 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

194' 59 m

Ascent

-2,165' -660 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

9,732' 2,966 m

High

7,725' 2,355 m

Low

Shared By Taber West

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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 5 votes

#14

in Los Alamos

#11602

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#14

in Los Alamos

#267

in New Mexico

#11,602

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This is a great trail during the right time of year. Every year in spring, this trail gets cleared for the Jemez Mountain Trail Run. A few months later, it is consumed again with locust (very thorny plants that grow up to handlebar heights). Although most of the trail goes through areas burned in the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire, it does little to diminish the natural beauty and the views. The first half is fairly smooth singletrack with few technical features. The second half of the trail (below the Mitchell junction) is chunky and fairly fast. I recommend finishing up on Cabra, which will put you in Rendija Canyon near the graveyard. May 4, 2018

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