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Lower / Upper Pajarito Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,048' 624 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,819' 2,993 m
Low: 7,771' 2,369 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Excellent but demanding trail run. Tops out on Pajarito Ski Hill.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

One of my favorite trails in the area. Best run when there is low lying clouds in the morning, chances are you'll ascend through a cloud bank and be treated to similar views you would experience in the Andes. Fall colors are spectacular. If your feeling strong you can continue running west at the ski hill all the way to the rim of the Valles Caldera. This should add 4 extra miles to your round trip.

Flora & Fauna

Bighorn, bear, Elk, deer, ponderosa, scrub oak and aspen.

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#5

in Los Alamos

#6002

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#5

in Los Alamos

#101

in New Mexico

#6,002

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