Pajarito Ski Hill to Los Alamos North
ElevationAscent: 770' 235 m
Descent: -2,500' -762 m
High: 9,816' 2,992 m
Low: 7,499' 2,286 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“An entire spectrum of views of Los Alamos, Pajarito Mountain, Valles Caldera, and Caballo Mtn.”— Bill Blumenthal
There are many excellent views of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the west and Pajarito Mountain to the south. At the intersection with Pipeline Road, turn east to the intersection with Guaje Ridge Trail #285 (a narrow, partially overgrown trail). Continue east-northeast until the intersection with Mitchell Trail #69 and turn south down a steep, rocky, descent to the canyon bottom. The terminus is the Mitchell Trailhead in the north community of Los Alamos.
The trail starts in a forested area and heads north through a burn scar in a gradual ascent to Canada Bonito. After Canada Bonito, the trail climbs and intersects Pipeline Road. Turn east and proceed to the intersection with Guaje Ridge Trail #285 (a narrow, partially overgrown trail). Be careful and look for a rock cairn since the start of the Guaje Ridge Trail off of Pipeline Road is NOT marked with a sign and can be easily missed.
Continue east-northeast descending along the north side of a series of ridges until the intersection with the Mitchell Trail #69. Turn south and continue down a steep, rocky, descent to the canyon bottom. Proceed eastward to the terminus of the Mitchell Trail in the north community of Los Alamos.
Note: The lower portion of the trail can be very sunny and hot in the summer. Use sun protection and carry plenty of water.
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