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24 days ago

Easy uphill grade going in with beautiful Mountain View’s!

A fairly easy hike, which would be great for kids. I went the first week of October and all of the Aspen trees were changing colors. The fall colors made the hike incredibly enjoyable!

A good trail to memory the scientists who work for the atom bomb. In my opinion, Technology has no good or bad. The important think is how human uses it.

3 months ago

I loved this trail! Lots of interesting terrain and shade, lots of birds too. Beautiful view of canyon at end of trail, right before you loop back. We messed up and accidentally took Gonzales rd. and Barranza and looped back to Bezos Bench instead of Bezos Canyon, but still worthwhile. Took about 2 hrs with lots of pausing for pictures and two little dogs bent on sniffing everything.

4 months ago

Windy hot day, and ran in between shade stops. The end is a great view and worth it!

5 months ago

Very hot no shade would start much earlier next time

Great walking tour through a city with an amazing history. I stumbled upon this by accident and was thoroughly impressed by this “secret city“/“atomic city“! Definitely do this if you are in the Santa Fe/ Los Alamos area and make sure you hit the science Museum as well.

Nice easy hike with a great view. Very well marked. Took me and my dog about 90 minutes.

The trail is well marked by cairns.

great for beginners

7 months ago

This is a well marked trail on federal land belonging to Los Alamos National Laboratories. This easy trail runs along a ridge to spectacular views of the Rio Grande gorge at the Caja del Rio. Most of the route is a doubletrack along two different sets of powelines, but the views at the end are well worth the very easy walk.

Starts kinda funky at an equine facility, but follow the gravel service road and you're set. More of a stroll than a hike, this trail is friendly for all ages & skill levels. Beautiful panoramic views around every turn, lots of sun. View at the end is spectacular. Just beautiful!

Moderate to hard hike, trails are not well marked, especially river trail to red dot trail. Take extra water. Very rocky decent and climb. Beautiful scenery and small streams.

It’s very exposed and feels longer than it is to get to the end of the mesa

Easy trail with a great view !

9 months ago

This is a paved path. Very easy walk. It was ok but I didn’t like how close it was to the road (a lot of road noise!) and a short fence kept you from being able to see anything.

Beautiful country. Many hiking and camping opportunities. Great history museum in Alamos with the Nuclear site. NIce drive through the area or can stay for days.

a nice easy paved trail with slight incline.

10 months ago

This is a great hike that takes you up into the high country with a beautiful meadow and very gradual elevation gain. The first 15 minutes are a bit rocky, but it gets much better after that.

Good condition and relatively easy to follow. Bring sufficient water.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Easy trail for hiking and mountain bike. A good portion is shaded but some parts are exposed. A few graded spots bit mostly level. Easy access to the Bridges Loop over Pueblo Canyon as well. Great for kids and dogs too.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nice secluded moderate hike. Once you get to the Pipeline road go extra .5 miles for nice view of Los Alamos canyon and distant mountains. Aspens very pretty in fall. Extremely windy the day we were there.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

nice walk thru amazing history. los alamos is a neat little town in its own right. more exercise for your brain, not so much your body

I love this hike! The gps feature of this app was very helpful as I did get turned around. Once you get to the rocks just follow the trail makers and you'll get to the arch! I also didn't see anyone else the whole time which is always a great touch.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Easy, paved and well marked. Great running trail or to take the pups for a walk :)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We never found the Arch. We went a few miles off the path even just looking for it but never did. The trail itself isn't clearly marked so we were constantly wondering which way was the correct way. Lots of fallen trees and plants/flowers in the trailway (which is fine). Do it if you want to go for a hike but not if you want beautiful views along the way.

I'm 56. The 1,000' descent and ascent are challenging. The rest pretty easy. Beautiful hike.

Monday, July 31, 2017

beautiful view of town, a bit of a climb once you get off the Mitchell trail

We did the red dot and blue dot on separate days. I would rate them each as difficult, but the views are spectacular. Just take lots of water!

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