Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

San Antonio Canyon Trail Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

Hike Id H10535
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:10.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 5.5
Minimum Elevation 7790
Elevation Gain 305
Total Uphill 480
Total Downhill 480
Avg Grade 6 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 110
Drive Time Oneway 1:20
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

Highlights Easy hike along a stream to a meadow. Lots of wildflowers in season.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque take I-25 north to Bernalillo. From Bernalillo take US 550 west to San Ysidro. Take SR 4 north to La Cueva. Turn left (west) on SR 126. Follow SR 126 for 1.8 miles. Turn right, cross the cattle guard and park along the fence line to the right. Please be sure not to block the road, the gate, or other cars when you park. The hike begins to the north on the road with the gate across it.

Actual Hike From PARK (0.0 mi) go north on the dirt road (not west on the trail) toward waypoint ROAD ROCKS. This dirt road is on private property and the landowners currently allow hikers to walk only on the road, so hikers must stay on this road. Please respect their private property, buildings, and vehicles along this road so that we may continue to have this access to the San Antonio canyon. Once reaching ROAD ROCKS (0.9 mi) the private land ends and you are on USFS land. Continue north on the old road. VEER LEFT (2.4 mi) from the main trail to reach the MEADOW (2.8 mi). Have lunch there, then go back the way you came.

Comments Going up the trail further takes you to San Antonio Hot Spring.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N35 53.404, W106 38.889
ROAD ROCKS: N35 54.019, W106 39.152
VEER LEFT: N35 55.158, W106 39.207
MEADOW: N35 55.425, W106 39.099

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GPX:WayTrack, 16Aug17, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

Text Author Marilyn Warrant
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Marilyn Warrant
Track Author Marilyn Warrant
Maintainer Marilyn Warrant