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American Springs Road (FS 181)

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A fairly technical doubletrack that then flattens out near the top.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Doubletrack

8,269' 2,520 m

High

7,692' 2,345 m

Low

600' 183 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This is the old road into the Jemez that existed before Highway 4 was built. It is now a technical doubletrack near the bottom that flattens out a bit as it climbs up to the top of water canyon and intersects the Water Canyon Trail and ends at NM 4.

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Taber West

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in Los Alamos

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in Los Alamos

#480

in New Mexico

#19,256

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This video captures the descent of Water Canyon from its intersection with American Springs Road, and goes down to where it intersects with the "Reverse Traverse" trail just above NM Hwy 501. It's a ripping fun descent!
Aug 22, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM

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