6 miles
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-2,264 ft
Descent
00:59:01
Avg time
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Guaje Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Los Alamos
    , New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-July
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #25119 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Guaje Ridge mountain bike trail 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
    -6.174%
  • Grade max
    -24.596%
  • Grade min
    23.608%
  • Distance climb
    4,441 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,149 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:01
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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      Guaje Ridge Trail Reports

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      Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      This is super overgrown and covered in thorny locust bushes. I came out bleeding and covered in scratches. I would advise riding a different trail...
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:32pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      This is overgrown with locust bushes. So, unless you enjoy coming out of a ride having been whipped and pierced by some sharp thorns, I’d advise...
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 1:01pm
      Jun 11, 2019
      Good condition and clear for the entire length of the trail. Final few climbs are loose, but still rideable. Visibility is good and the views are...
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      nealpederson Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 16, 2014 at 14:45)
       Fixed name.
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      • + 0
      thienab Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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 Cañada Bonita.
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