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Quemazon Trail

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 4.1 (9)

A great semi-technical climb or descent.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Singletrack

8,818' 2,688 m

High

7,408' 2,258 m

Low

1,414' 431 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Shared By:

Taber West

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

#5

in Los Alamos

#9123

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Trail Rankings

#5

in Los Alamos

#184

in New Mexico

#9,123

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Photos

the respite before the walls at the end of the climb
May 29, 2013 near Los Alamos, NM

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