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Valle Grande View Trail (0201)

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

This trail offers great views of Valle Grande from the shoulder of Redondo Peak.


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Doubletrack

9,127' 2,782 m

High

8,699' 2,652 m

Low

438' 133 m

Up

587' 179 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

You'll have an intermittent but commanding view of the Valle Grande through the tree trunks as you pass through a douglas fir forest. It makes a good loop with Backcountry Access Road (02) from the visitor center.

This is a little-used doubletrack that is already becoming a singletrack in places and is on the way there along the rest of the route. The initial climb is a little difficult, especially considering the overall altitude, but after that, it's a gentle descent before you plunge down to the valley level.

The trail is suffering from the effects of a forest fire in 2013. Although the NPS has cleared a lot of fallen trees, new ones seem to have fallen and there are a number of dead trees yet to fall. Expect to find a number of fallen trees for the foreseeable future. Also, there are a couple creek crossings that have been washed out that will have to be hiked.

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Shared By:

Lost Justpastnowhere with improvements by Glen Banks

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A few obstacles make this fairly easy trail challenging at times.
Oct 21, 2022 near Los Alamos, NM

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Oct 21, 2022
DAVID Elliott
Beautiful clear day. The altitude and the hidden branches made it just a bit challenging.
Jul 27, 2019
Charley Weaver
Nov 24, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere