Lemitas Trail #405
ElevationAscent: 720' 220 m
Descent: -106' -32 m
High: 6,419' 1,956 m
Low: 5,803' 1,769 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
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“A surreal fatbike route across high desert arroyos and mesas, with amazing views in every direction.”— J. Bella
After riding about 0.5 miles, you'll reach the Lemitas Trail #405, follow it west as it gradually climbs through some amazing geologic features and cottonwood groves, with a plethora of fun terrain features that are reshaped with every precipitation and runoff event.
After about 1.5 miles, watch for a marker on the left bank where the trail leaves the arroyo and begins climbing onto the higher ridges and mesas. If you miss the turn, you'll know you've made a mistake if the terrain becomes gnarlier and unrideable, the arroyo continues to some class 2+ rock features where seasonal or flood event waterfalls flow.
After leaving the arroyo, the trail is readily visible with moderate climbs and flowing descents. There's a few high points with amazing, vast views of the surrounding desert and Taos Range to the northeast, and the geologic feature known as Window Rock.
The Lemitas Trail accesses the Palacio Trail #406 and ends at a junction with the Apache Trail #104.
Land Manager: USFS - Santa Fe National Forest Office
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