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A close in loop with great views and an easy grade when connected with Perimeter Trail.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

7,866' 2,397 m

High

7,571' 2,308 m

Low

228' 70 m

Up

296' 90 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Consistent grades with no major obstacles.

Description

This is one of the best trails in Los Alamos county. The trail forks off the West Perimeter Trail above Yucca St. The trail begins by climbing up a somewhat rocky section before navigating 2 rideable switchbacks. From there it flattens out for a hundred yards of rolling singletrack before dropping through a short ravine. It then climbs up a short bit before crossing a second ravine and turns north. The trail climbs steadily for a half mile before passing through a technical rock section that is rideable.

The trail then turns west again as it climbs through the newly planted trees. A hundred yards up there is a fork in the trail where the LA Mountain Trail turns left and climbs to the peak. The trail descends from this point to the right through a meadow with a fairly dense thicket of New Mexico locusts, so beware, their thorns hurt.

From this point the trail curves to the east and begins the descent back to Perimeter to Walnut Canyon at the top of Arizona street. This section is a fun descent with smaller berms on the corners. From there you can loop back on Perimeter to the start, or continue down Perimeter to the north and other trails near town.

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Taber West

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#3

in Los Alamos

#8074

Overall
  4.5 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Los Alamos

#161

in New Mexico

#8,074

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Photos

Looking up towards Guaje Ridge from Xander's Trail.
Dec 22, 2015 near Los Alamos, NM
Looking back on Las Alamos Mountain from Xander's Trail.
Dec 22, 2015 near Los Alamos, NM
Looking north on the west side of Perimeter Trail.
Sep 3, 2013 near Los Alamos, NM
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