Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Las Conchas Short Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

Hike Id H10610
Last Update 2019-08-05 16:37:21.0
Hike Class A
Hike Miles 3.1
Minimum Elevation 8320
Elevation Gain 110
Total Uphill 240
Total Downhill 240
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 160
Drive Time Oneway 2:00
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (5.0 by 3 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 6A
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights Mountain stream in narrow canyon; many river crossings (with bridges). Dramatic rock formations, wildflowers in summer, good aspen fall color.

Trailhead Directions I-25 N to exit 242, W on US 550 to San Ysidro, right (north) on SR 4 to La Cueva. Take SR 4 12.4 mi. east of La Cueva to Las Conchas C.G.

Actual Hike Walk down Las Conchas Canyon. This small canyon is very scenic. There are many crossings of the river, all of them rebuilt as wood foot bridges. Enjoy the wildflowers, the rocks, and the occasional climber, fisherman, or wader.

Comments This hike may be combined with the Walatowa Red Rocks tour, the hike to Jemez Falls, or a short hike in the Valles Caldera.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N35 48.921, W106 31.970
END: N35 49.469, W106 33.056

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GPX:WayTrack, 20May16, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

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