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Nice hike walking up a wide sandy arroyo. The sand was compacted because of recent rains so the walking was much easier than the first time we attempted this hike. Explored many side arroyos looking for the correct one which would ultimately lead to the.window rock. Never did find it nor did we see any trail markers once we entered the main arroyo. So, pretty disappointing although it was a beautiful day.

walking
10 months ago

Not a very well marked trail. There were periodic "trail" markings for the first five miles, then nothing. There was a metal rod at the base of an offshoot canyon that might have been the continuation of this trail, but I followed for a while and it seemed to be blocked.

I made it to a rock framed opening at about 5 and a half miles, which looks like the same rock layer that the photos of the window were probably formed from. I never found the rock window, nor could I continue the loop. At 6.5 miles I turned back for a 13 mile total out and back. A little disappointing, but I didn't want to try and follow the loop all the way if it wasn't going to be marked.

Easy grades throughout, trail is basically the dried bed of a river.

mountain biking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Probably a nice hike, but not for mountain bike. Too sandy. Had to turn around shortly into the course.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Challenging hike through a sand wash. We caught on to following the cow trails which made for easy hiking. We missed the turn north because it is not marked so ended doing an out and back 12 mile hike. Very beautiful, peaceful and quiet! Don't do this hike with GPS tracker.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

We couldn't find the window, but it was a lovely hike anyway.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

good hike found it a little difficult to find some parts of the trail

off road driving
Thursday, June 07, 2012

While I have listed this trail as Off-road, it can be used for hiking, bird-watching, horseback riding, or trail running. The terrain is a sandy wash as it closely follows the Rio del Oso, but as it climbs it turns to rocky areas. The road bed can be very deep sand, so be sure to have a winch handy. This trail is listed as being in Abiquiu, but it is not. This trail is just off hwy 84 about 2 miles north of the intersection of hwys 84 and 285. San Lorenzo is an old abandonded encampment. It was once a thriving multi-family village. The road originated as a trail between villages, then became a horse-drawn wagon road, a finally a jeep road. The trail has been in existence for 400 years. Lots of history here.

Friday, August 26, 2016