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Bayo Canyon Trail

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Trail starts at the parking area just past first roundabout at Diamond/San Ildefonso. Initially, a single track, it splits into two parallel trails after a few hundred feet. The trails parallel each other only yards apart initially separated by a small depression. This depression grows until it becomes Bayo canyon, with steep vertical walls separating the two sides. Gradually, both trails pick their way along the canyon until they reach the bottom. There, a crossover (at roughly 35 53.681 - 106 16.083) joins the two separate trails and you can ride up the other side back to the parking area. Parking area is at ~7300ft, bottom of canyon is ~6800 ft. Instead of crossing over, you can continue down a dirt road at the bottom of the canyon to Pueblo Canyon road and ultimately to NM502 near the cutoff to White Rock.
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Singletrack & Fire Roads
Los Alamos
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Review Date
July 29, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: TommyEggsandwich ,  Cross Country Rider

Trail starts at the Diamond drive/San Ildefonso Rd roundabout. The trail is hard packed singletrack occasionally following along some old homesteader roads. Most of the route is a straightforward ride, but there are some formidably steep climbs coming back up from the canyon bottom. There's also a rather tricky section along the south canyon wall that is rocky and has some 8" ruts cut into the tuff. That makes for a hairy, but fun descent over that section.

Keep an eye out for hikers and horses on this trail. Lots of nearby houses and the stables are close as well.

Recommended Route:
Ride down the south side and up the north side. That way you can coast down the ruts/rocks of the south side. The climb up the north side is steep, but it's not as technical.

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