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Forest Road 4A

Difficult

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,190' 363 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 9,406' 2,867 m
Low: 8,384' 2,555 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Kenny Feller

A steep doubletrack climb below Los Griegos ending with views of Redondo and the Valle Grande.

Kenny Feller

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Features -none-

This road is currently blocked with a "Road Closed" gate and the road does not appear of SFNF's Travel Management map, so it will presumably remain closed to motorized vehicles.

Description

Begin at NM 4 and follow the doubletrack that begins climbing to the South. The road winds through a logging/thinning project and switches back and forth from a steep climb to an easy climb. Stay on what appears to be the main road and do not take the steeper branches to the left or the downhill branches to the right.

At mile 2.5 the road enters the Las Conchas Fire scar and levels out for the last mile and a half. The good news is that the missing trees offer great views to the north of Redondo Peak and the Valle Grande and Las Conchas peak to the East.

The road intersects with FR 271 at the top, leading to other return routes or turn around and enjoy a fast trip back downhill. If you check the satellite photo you'll see an even steeper downhill shortcut if you want some technical downhill.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Grassy doubletrack on Forest Rd 4A
Oct 14, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM
Steep rocky section on Forest Rd 4A
Oct 14, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM
View of Redondo Peak over the Las Conchas Fire scar.
Oct 14, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM

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