2,610 ft
26 ft
-168 ft
Avg time

Graduation Canyon Details

  • Riding area
    Pajarito Bike Park
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

Begin at the end of the Pine Street cul-de-sac. Look for the trail heading to the right (up the drainage) across the rocks and down. The first section is a steep steppy downhill with some exposure, so walk this section unless you have trials skills. Shortly after a sharp switchback you'll reach the canyon bottom. Cross to the south side of the stream bed before mounting your bike. The trail still has some serious technical obstacles at the beginning but becomes progressively easier towards the end.

There is often water collected in pools along the stream. Stop at the end of the trail for spectacular views of the houses on the clifftops with the canyon opening to the East revealing the Rio Grande Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains beyond.

Bike Park

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Graduation Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -142 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,111 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,253 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,253 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,111 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    374 ft
  • Distance down
    2,107 ft
  • Distance flat
    128 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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