Las Conchas Short Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:02:57.0|
|Avg Grade||5 %|
|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 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|