Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Albuquerque Trail - 4th Of July Loop Hike
In Manzano Mountains East Region

Hike Id H10437
Last Update 2020-06-25 13:23:43.0
Hike Class C
Hike Miles 5.3
Minimum Elevation 7425
Elevation Gain 835
Total Uphill 980
Total Downhill 980
Avg Grade 9 %
Route Type CCW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 140
Drive Time Oneway 1:30
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (4.8 by 4 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 14
All On Trail Yes
GPS Recommended Yes

Highlights A good fall foliage hike for maples.

Cautions Hiking poles recommended for the downhill return.

Trailhead Directions I-40 East to Tijeras exit, south on SR 337 to its end, right (west) on SR 55 to Tajique. Look for sign in Tajique for "4th of July Canyon." Take FR 55 about 6.5 miles. At the 6.5 mile point the road will bend to the left. Just beyond the bend on the right side of the road there will be two large parking areas. Park here.

Actual Hike From PARK (0.0 mi) take Albuquerque trail north. The trail will gain elevation and loop around to the west, then south. When 4TH-ABQ INT (3.5 mi) is reached turn left downhill on the Fourth of July trail. This trail will pass through the campground and reach FR55 (4.8 mi). Turn left and go down FR 55 to parking.

Comments A good fall foliage hike for maples. When it is not foliage season you may want to take the trail to the left at TO ABQ rather than go through the campground.

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PARK: N34 47.604, W106 22.352
TO 4JULY: N34 47.676, W106 22.440
TO MOSCA: N34 48.472, W106 23.359
4TH-ABQ INT: N34 47.834, W106 23.619
TO ABQ: N34 47.681, W106 23.262
FR55: N34 47.399, W106 22.745

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Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Dick Brown
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer Tom Dieterle