Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

San Gregorio Reservoir Short Hike
In San Pedro Parks Region

Hike Id H10289
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:58.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.0
Minimum Elevation 9238
Elevation Gain 380
Total Uphill 380
Total Downhill 380
Avg Grade 4 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 190
Drive Time Oneway 2:00
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (3.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 6A
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
Hiker Limit 15

Highlights Easy pleasant walk to the reservoir and back. Wildflowers and green grass.

Trailhead Directions I-25 north to Bernalillo exit 242, west on US 550 to Cuba. East on SR 126 about 10 mi. (just past milepost 10) to FR 70 on left. Drive to Trail 51 parking lot (2-3 miles) at the end of FR 70.

Actual Hike Hike along Trail 51 (Vacas Tr.) about 2 miles through spruce and fir to reservoir and beyond, along Clear Creek and return the same way. The lake is about 30 min. (3/4 mi.) from the parking area.

Comments Land is very marshy around the lake. They have made "rafts" of 3" saplings tied together with wire that makes it easier to walk over the soft parts.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N 36 01.637, W 106 50.810
RESERVOIR: N 36 02.347, W 106 50.777
LUNCH: N 36 02.924, W 106 50.434

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GPX:WayTrack, 11Oct10, Garmin, John Boyd

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Text Author Roger Holloway
Map Author John Boyd
Waypoints Author John Boyd
Track Author John Boyd
Maintainer Joan Weissman