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Canada del Buey - Rio Grande Overlook

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Multipurpose trails along a wooded arroyo leading to a spectacular view of the Rio Grande


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

99%

Runnable

6,412' 1,954 m

High

6,193' 1,887 m

Low

233' 71 m

Up

234' 71 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

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Overview

This route uses the Canada del Buey, and segments of the Blue Dot and White Rock Canyon Rim trails. The start and finish is at a pleasant cafe near public parking.

Need to Know

Pig and Fig Cafe in White Rock is the starting.ending point. There is a hotel, RV parking, a tourist info center, grocery store, and another restaurant or two in White Rock.

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Description

This is a nearly flat, easy run. Short sections are paved but most of the route is on packed crusher fine surface. The route goes out to the White Rock Overlook, a spectacular perch high above the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon. The overlook is in Overlook Park, a pleasant regional park operated by Los Alamos County. There are picnic areas and restrooms in the park.

Flora & Fauna

Pinon-Juniper woodland with plenty of wildflowers in seaon.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Holsapple

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Foot bridge over Canada del Buey
Apr 13, 2021 near White Rock, NM
view of Rio Grande from near White Rock Overlook.
Apr 13, 2021 near White Rock, NM

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