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Forest Road 1 (Piedmont Road)

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A gravel road at the edge of the Camino Real Ranger District.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Doubletrack

7,192' 2,192 m

High

7,086' 2,160 m

Low

134' 41 m

Up

28' 8 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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May be closed during wildfire season and when the Carson National Forest Hotshots are conducting training exercises. If so, information is posted at each trailhead and gates are closed.

Need to Know

At the top of this road is the Carson National Forest Hotshot training facility, the road is closed to public automobile access at about 0.65 miles, at which point there is a gate with signs clearly stating that only government vehicles are allowed to drive further, and ATVs are not allowed. There is space for a few vehicles to park. From here, access is open to hikers and bikes, there are signs saying please keep pets on a leash.

Description

The beginning is just outside the Carson National Forest boundary, 0.7 miles north of NM 585 along US Highway 64 (aka Kit Carson Road). Look for Piedmont Road, this is Forest Road 1. It's a gradual climb through a neighborhood and ends at an old firefighter training facility. It provides access to the Cortado Trail #162 and routes used by SAR teams reach the Devisadero Loop Trail #108.

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J. Bella

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Forest Road #1, aka Piedmont Road access point to the Carson National Forest.
Sep 29, 2018 near Taos, NM

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