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Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,414' 431 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 8,818' 2,688 m
Low: 7,408' 2,258 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Taber West

A great semi-technical climb or descent.

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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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Jul 11, 2016
Fritz Devendorf

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  4.4 from 5 votes

#3

in Los Alamos

#4664

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#3

in Los Alamos

#95

in New Mexico

#4,664

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