6 miles
277 ft
-2,264 ft
Avg time
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Guaje Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
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  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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Normally shuttled from Pajarito Ski Area but can be done as a loop up Quemazon & Pipeline, down Guaje Ridge & Cabra, and Perimeter back to town. From Pajarito Ski Area to the trail head via Pipeline is fairly steep and will take 30-60 minutes but once on Guaje Ridge it is mostly descending. Awesome trail but gets a lot of locust thorn bushes once the monsoons start. Best time to ride it is late May/early June after the trail is used for the Jemez Mountain Run.

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More Stats for Guaje Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,987 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,748 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,745 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,758 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,441 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,149 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 22, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Guaje Ridge Trail Reports

Oct 22, 2018 @ 4:08pm
Oct 22, 2018
Rode 10/20/18. Clear from end to end, a rare treat no doubt thanks to much volunteer work. Trail is fragile, though, and switchbacks east of the...
Oct 27, 2016 @ 4:31am
Oct 27, 2016
A little powdery and trenched from motorcycle traffic in the switchbacks near the bottom of the ridge before it flattens out.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag nealpederson (Oct 16, 2014 at 14:45)
 Fixed name.
  • + 0
flag thienab (Apr 28, 2018 at 4:58)
 Check conditions before riding this trail. It tends to get overgrown with locust bushes (thorns). It usually gets cleared in time for the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs (JMTR) in May. Fantastic ride when linked with lower Guaje Ridge. Access from Pipeline Road in town or as a shuttle from Pajarito Mountain parking lot via CaƱada Bonita.

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Drop bar DH on a bamboo road bike
9:37 | 83 | Oct 26, 2016 , Los Alamos
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