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Atalaya Mountain Trail (#170)

 4.5 (19)
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Length

3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers


Elevation

1,776' 541 m

Ascent

-5' -1 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

9,115' 2,778 m

High

7,342' 2,238 m

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A great mountain trail close to town offering wonderful views from the top.

Peter Olson

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From a large parking lot at St. John's College, the trail heads north and east. It skirts an arroyo before crossing it to gain the sweet singletrack that climbs and climbs to the summit of Atalaya Mountain.

The trail is well used and is a nice singletrack winding through the forest. There are places that contour around steep hillsides offering views down toward town. The higher you go, the steeper it gets until you top out on a more level view spot.

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Apr 15, 2018
Taylor Fisher
7.8mi
Mar 3, 2018
Jeff Harper
Dec 17, 2017
Chris W
Starts off slow, but eventually starts climbing out of the city. Nothing terribly exciting, but close to the city.
Dec 6, 2017
Marta Arsenal
Nov 23, 2017
Manuela Sifuentes
Nov 19, 2017
Bryan Buckley
Lol...got lost coming down in the dark, but the sunset was amazing. 6mi — 4h 00m
Nov 15, 2017
Amr Ahmed
7mi
Aug 5, 2017
Micki Balder
1.5 hours to summit. Steep trail up, easy back. Second half is definitely a workout, but nice views at the top 7mi

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  4.5 from 19 votes

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  4.5 from 19 votes
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in New Mexico

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