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Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail (West)

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (4)

An exposed, fast, wide, level trail carved high into the side of a canyon.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

7,204' 2,196 m

High

7,121' 2,170 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

84' 25 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Start in the Bridges section below the Los Alamos Aquatic Center and ride along the chain link fence towards Pueblo Canyon. At the end of the fence, an opening begins to follow the canyon to the east. After 1 mile, a new section called "Jim's Switchbacks" climbs even higher up the canyon edge.

Now the fun really begins as a wide trail has been cut into the side of the canyon. Be careful on some narrow turns around trees and protruding boulders. Near the end of the trail there is a great viewpoint down the canyon towards the Rio Grande Valley and Sangre de Cristo mountains.

The trail technically ends at the end of Graduation Canyon Trail, but there is a short switchbacky hike-a-bike up to the Los Alamos Mesa Trail or you can power up a steep gravel utility road to get out of the canyon.

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Kenny Feller

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 4 votes

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in New Mexico

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View down Pueblo Canyon, across the Rio Grande Valley to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Oct 27, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM
Beautiful views of the canyon from the trail
May 30, 2021 near Los Alamos, NM

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