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Cabra Loop Trail #279

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 523' 159 m
Descent: -623' -190 m
High: 7,553' 2,302 m
Low: 6,957' 2,121 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Bill Blumenthal

A popular loop trail that is short and not too strenuous, but connects to several longer trails.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Cabra Loop Trail is Forest Service Trail #279 and can be taken in either direction. The western trailhead starts from Rendija Trail #297. Start at the Rendija Canyon Trailhead about 0.5 miles beyond the northern end of San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos. Park in the large lot.

Follow the trail north down into the bottom of Rendija Canyon. Take a left (west) and travel up Rendija Canyon about a mile to the trailhead at the western end of Cabra Loop. This trail heads eastward up a hill. After traveling north about 0.6 miles, the trail reaches a saddle with good views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east.

Continue heading north another 0.7 miles to the junction with Guaje Ridge Trail #285. The trail then heads east along a ridge for about 0.5 miles before heading south and dropping into Cabra Canyon. The eastern trailhead is at the intersection with Pajarito Trail #286. Continue south (right) on Pajarito Trail about 0.6 miles to make your way back to the Rendija Canyon Trailhead and the parking lot.

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#8

in Los Alamos

#184

in New Mexico

#11,028

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Fall wildflowers in Cabra Canyon looking northeast towards Guaje Mountain.
Sep 17, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Cliffs with Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the distance.
Oct 3, 2018 near Los Alamos, NM
Cabra Canyon looking east towards the Sange de Cristo Mountains.
Oct 10, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
View looking north towards the top.
Oct 3, 2018 near Los Alamos, NM

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