Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Barley Ridge to Fenton Lake Overlook Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

Hike Id H10147
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:55.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 6.6
Minimum Elevation 8580
Elevation Gain 245
Total Uphill 400
Total Downhill 400
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 156
Drive Time Oneway 1:40
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (2.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 6A
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
GPS Recommended Yes

Highlights A woodsy hike leading to a great view of Fenton Lake and valley.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque go north on I-25 to exit 242 (Bernalillo), west on US 550 (old SR 44) to San Ysidro. North on SR 4 to La Cueva. Take SR 126 west from SR 4 at La Cueva. Take FR 144 north to the Jct. with FR 378 about 1.9 mi and PARK (0.0 mi) there. (See the access track in the waytrack file if necessary.)

Actual Hike There are a number of branches on the route, and a GPS would be useful to help recover from mistakes. The reward for a correct route is a great view of Fenton Lake in the valley below, and a nice spot for lunch. FR 378 which goes west from FR 144 is used for the Barley Canyon hike. For this hike take FR 378 and almost immediately take the side road to the right which goes up hill to the iron gate. After about 0.3 miles take RIGHT 1 (0.3 mi). The straight road will lead to the wrong ridge. Take RIGHT 2 (0.4 mi). A left would lead into Barley Canyon. Enter a stretch until LEFT 1 (1.5 mi), LEFT 2 (1.6 mi), and finally LEFT 3 (2.2 mi). At this point the road gets confusing, but a southward course will lead to the south edge of the ridge and an OVERLOOK (3.3 mi) of the valley and lake below. Return the way you came.

Comments .

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PARK: N 35 54.701, W 106 39.926
RIGHT 1: N 35 54.650, W 106 40.152
RIGHT 2: N 35 54.723, W 106 40.160
LEFT 1: N 35 54.829, W 106 41.194
LEFT 2: N 35 54.782, W 106 41.293
LEFT 3: N 35 54.457, W 106 41.546
OVERLOOK: N 35 53.793, W 106 42.171

GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:WayTrack, 10Oct12, Garmin, Dick Brown

Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer Howard Carr