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Recommended Routes in Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos - 12

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Favorite View from the climb to the overlook
Intermediate/Difficult

Slot Canyon Trail Out and Back

3.0 mi 4.8 km 815' Up 248.3 m Up 814' Down 248.14 m Down

Santo D…, NM
Favorite Near Battleship Rock.
Intermediate/Difficult

McCauley Hot Springs Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km 722' Up 220.2 m Up 722' Down 220.14 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Bandelier is beautiful in the fall.
Easy/Intermediate

Main Loop Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 222' Up 67.66 m Up 223' Down 67.88 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite The first Class III section. The red arrows indicate to go "up."
Difficult

Cabezon Peak Out and Back

2.1 mi 3.4 km 1,347' Up 410.55 m Up 1,346' Down 410.26 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Mountain Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,246' Up 379.79 m Up 1,246' Down 379.84 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Redondo Peak looking west into the Valles Caldera.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Ski Hill to Los Alamos North

8.7 mi 14.1 km 770' Up 234.56 m Up 2,500' Down 761.92 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Santa Fe Baldy and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains looking east from the overlook on the Anniversary Trail.
Easy

Anniversary Trail Loop

2.4 mi 3.9 km 184' Up 56.03 m Up 184' Down 56.11 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Sandia Mountains looking south from Pajarito Mountain. Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is in the middle ground
Very Difficult

Los Alamos County Low Point to High Point

38.0 mi 61.1 km 9,338' Up 2846.1 m Up 7,914' Down 2412.07 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Los Alamos Natural Arch looking northwest.
Difficult

Los Alamos Natural Arch Out-and-Back

4.3 mi 7.0 km 806' Up 245.59 m Up 805' Down 245.49 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite There are lots of great formations along this trail.
Difficult

Shrine of the Stone Lions AKA Yapashi Pueblo Ruins

12.8 mi 20.7 km 2,548' Up 776.56 m Up 2,548' Down 776.52 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite View out of the Falls Canyon looking at the Rio Grande.
Intermediate

Falls Trail

2.9 mi 4.6 km 360' Up 109.82 m Up 360' Down 109.85 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Fall wildflowers in Cabra Canyon looking northeast towards Guaje Mountain.
Intermediate

Barranca Mesa-Guaje Mtn-Guaje Canyon

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,683' Up 513.09 m Up 1,686' Down 513.85 m Down

Los Alamos, NM

Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos Hiking

  • 324 Miles 522 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 21 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 39 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos - 61

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
3.0 mi 4.8 km #2Rendija Trail #279
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
20.1 mi 32.4 km #3CDT: Los Pinos TH (NM Sec. 25)
Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #4Cerro Grande Trail
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Ashley Pond
Easy
Los Alamos, NM
Easy
Los Alamos, NM
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Cabezon Peak Summit Trail
Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Rim Run
Easy
Los Alamos, NM
Easy
Los Alamos, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Fisher Community Trail
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, NM
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, NM
2.9 mi 4.7 km #9Quemazon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Mitchell Trail #69
Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Difficult
Los Alamos, NM

Photos of Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos - 139

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View from the climb to the overlook
May 8, 2018 near Santo D…, NM
Looking down into Valles Caldera
Jun 27, 2020 near Los Alamos, NM
At the end of the Slot Canyon Trail.
Aug 20, 2018 near Santo D…, NM
Tent Rock Formations
Dec 6, 2017 near Santo D…, NM
Slot Canyon Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near Santo D…, NM
Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Oct 16, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Near Battleship Rock.
Nov 23, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM
Heading through the woods.
Nov 23, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM