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Salazar Trail #14

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 3.5 (2)

An invigorating climb up into the big trees.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Singletrack

7,770' 2,368 m

High

6,888' 2,099 m

Low

887' 270 m

Up

5' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The trail runs up along an arroyo, crosses over, and then begins a series of steep climbs followed by a few flatter areas. It joins an old roadbed along the way, which angles steeply up the mountainside.

Vegetation increases from the start, and before you know it you are in the big trees. It is a dramatic shift from the "Pinon-Juniper belt" to the "Pine-oak belt."

The trail follows a canyon until it reaches Salazar tank. Coming back down is loose in spots, technical, and good riding.

This trail is a good workout, quite scenic and worth checking out.

According to the USFS page, Salazar Trail "was once an access road used for uranium exploration by mining companies in the late 1960's and early 1970's."

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Shared By:

John Geronimo

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#5

in Abiquiu

#17942

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#5

in Abiquiu

#428

in New Mexico

#17,942

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Old uranium road, looking down the valley towards Abiqui.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM
Chunky climb.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM
Canyon leading to Salazar Tank.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM
Heading west from the trailhead.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM
Plateau section.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM
Big trees.
Nov 4, 2016 near Tierra…, NM

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