Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Chamisoso Canyon Hike
In Cedro Peak Region

Hike Id H10107
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:35.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 5.5
Minimum Elevation 6617
Elevation Gain 356
Total Uphill 727
Total Downhill 727
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 40
Drive Time Oneway 0:45
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (4.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 14
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights This is a lovely, woodsy hike with a few hills, up and down.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque take I-40 east to the Tijeras exit. Take SR 337 south through the traffic light for about 1.6 miles to Chamisoso Canyon Rd on your left. Take this dirt road east for about 0.6 mile. Park the van in the designated parking area PARK (0.0 mi), where there is a set of restrooms.

Actual Hike From the parking area walk along the main road (462A) for 250 ft, where you will take a right turn off the main road, up a rocky side road (462) for nearly a third of a mile. At this point you will find four large boulders (used to block vehicular traffic), where you will turn right (south) going downhill for approximately one tenth of a mile to JNT CYOTE-CHAMIOSO (620-184) (0.5 mi). The trails are well-marked with five digit numbers, starting with 05, so the above waypoint is where 05620 and 05184 meet. Turn left and follow the trail to PEAK VIEW (0.7 mi) and on to JNT DILBERTS-CHAMIOSO (622-184) (2.8 mi), where you will turn around, head back and consider a place for lunch.

The trail is a general uphill stroll to the turn-around point, but not noticeably difficult. There are occasional areas of loose rock, but not particularly steep.

Comments This is a pleasant B hike, very accessible and close to Albuquerque

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N35 03.846, W106 22.280
JNT CYOTE-CHAMIOSO: N35 03.784, W106 21.994
PEAK VIEW: N35 03.844, W106 21.456
JNT DILBERTS-CHAMIOSO: N35 03.694 W106 20.782

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GPX:WayTrack, 13Apr14, Garmin, Bill Gloyd

Text Author Bill Gloyd
Map Author Bill Gloyd
Waypoints Author Bill Gloyd
Track Author Bill Gloyd
Maintainer Bill Gloyd