Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Jemez FR 376 Aspen Area Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

Hike Id H10125
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:40.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.2
Minimum Elevation 8175
Elevation Gain 330
Total Uphill 403
Total Downhill 403
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 140
Drive Time Oneway 1:45
Hiking Seasons Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (4.0 by 2 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 6A
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
GPS Recommended Yes

Highlights Easy stroll in a valley lined with aspens. Some sandstone rock formations.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque take I-25 North to Bernalillo, US 550 west to San Ysidro, SR 4 north to La Cueva, left (west) on SR 126. Go west 3.8 miles to FR 376 which crosses SR 126. Turn left and go south 1.8 miles. Find any road to the left in the area and go a few hundred feet and PARK (0.0 mi).

Actual Hike The hike proceeds in a north east direction up the valley. There is a maze of roads in the area, just stay in the valley. At 1.6 miles there is a branch to the LEFT (1.6 mi). Going straight leads to oblivion. In about .1 mile bearing to the left are a number of OVERLOOKs (1.7 mi). Then go north along the edge until blocked by a small peak. Bear left up the hill to a nice area for LUNCH (2.1 mi). Then return more or less the way you came to PARK.

Comments This gentle sloping valley has many aspen groves, a good place to go for fall foliage.

© DeLorme. Topo North America ™ 9

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PARK: N 35 51.932, W 106 40.975
LEFT: N 35 52.450, W 106 39.674
OVERLOOK: N 35 52.520, W 106 39.612
LUNCH: N 35 52.711, W 106 39.751

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GPX:WayTrack, 23Jun10, Garmin, Dick Brown

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Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer Cindy McConnell