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Lower Quemazon

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Gnarly rocks, ruts, and roots. A technical riders dream. More fun up than down, IMO. 3.5 miles or so, point to point.
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Latitude
35.88397378509099
Longitude
-106.3282585144043
Trail Directions
Take Trinity Dr. west all the way through town until it begins to curve north. Park here, and ride toward the obvious water towers on a small dirt road. Follow the road uphill and past one more water tower, then you're on the trail.
Trail Length
3.5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Los Alamos
   


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Review Date
August 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: TommyEggsandwich ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is probably one of the most fun trails in all of Los Alamos, either going up or down it. The trail is steep and composed of solid rock for most of it. The climb is a challenge because of (i) the steepness and (ii) nonstop rocks, rock ledges, rock steps, etc...but it's a blast provided your lungs and legs can take the pounding. The descent is also a blast...flying down the same rock ledges you just climbed up. Be careful, though. If you endo, you'll likely land on solid rock.

The trail connects with pipeline road on the upper end a few miles below Guaje Ridge. So, it can be used as a way to get to Guaje, for those who like pain.

Recommended Route:
Take this up to pipeline, then follow pipeline up to Guaje Ridge for a great epic ride.

You can also take pipeline up to the top TH of Quemazon and then down Quemazon. Pipeline road isn't as steep of an ascent as Quemazon so it's not as painful.



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Review Date
June 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Crash , from Los Alamos

Summary:
Rode this trail with bike here on thursday, killer climb but worth every effort. the fire here did a lot of damage here a little over a year a go, but this trail would be worht the effrot just ot see how nature replenishes her self. there are 1 to 3 foot tall aspens all over the upper section of the trailbeautiful but tough ride

Recommended Route:
the recommended route

Other recommended trails in the same area:
pajarito canyon a new section of trail was constructed a while back give it a try



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Review Date
January 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: GUS , from Santa Fe

Summary:
Ya.. This piece of single-track is beautiful! If the band Motorhead was a trail it could be this one. I can never get enough of this ride, some folks whine about it being a bumpy ride down. Well my advice is to go faster and forget about the bumps and get off on the endorphin induced orgasm! Now that there is no forest left the views are great and there is no shade in the summer.. oh well.. If you have questions about the rides in Los Alamos call DOME and ask for Scott.

Recommended Route:
Same as the other Recommended routes.. But towards the bottom it forks into a trail called the nature trail.. Killer section to hurt new riders.



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Review Date
November 7, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brandon Benson , from los alamos nm

Summary:
For a quick before or after work ride there is not a better loop than up Quemazon and down the Knap trail into Los Alamos Canyon. Then its screaming single track to the resevoir and down the road at an even greater rate of speed to the ice rink.

Recommended Route:
Sames as listed but if your not going on up to the Guaje ridge trail or upper pipeline then you must return down quemazon. (or pipeline but I'd rather shoot myself). But there is a third option that people seem to overlook The Knap trail into Los Alamos canyon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pajarito Trail



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Review Date
September 8, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Dave Newell , from Los Alamos/Abq

Summary:
As others have said, excellent technical ride! Great way to enhance the skills as well as learning to ride anaerobic. Possible to clean it in the middle chainring on a good day in about 35 minutes. Have fun!

Recommended Route:
Typical route up the technical trail. When it hits Pipeline Road, continue up!



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