Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +2,703/ -454 ft
Total: 7 riders

Mountain Biking Quazemon

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#85 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#5,735 in the world

The sign at the trailhead puts this trail at 3.5 miles with 1400 ft of climbing, but that includes a loop at the bottom of 1.4M (0.7 each side) plus a 2.1M extension at the far end. The trail is mostly doubletrack, some reverting to singletrack, on a burn scar, which occasionally adds to the challenge. At the top, the trail merges with the Pipeline Road and may be extended to the Guaje Ridge trail for a longer outing.

First added by John Fisch on Jun 22, 2013. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head west on Trinity Drive. Go through the intersection with Diamond Drive and up the hill into the residential area. Before cresting the hill, look for the sign to the Quazemon Trailhead. Go left about 100 yds to the trailhead.
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  • atkinsted

    Snowy and muddy but over all pretty good.

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  • John Fisch

    4 stars for mostly doubletrack? In this case, sure. The fire scar has turned this old doubletrack into mostly exposed bedrock, full of fractures, ledges, and rollers, giving much of it an almost Moab/Porcupine Rim kind of feel. The climb is stiff and relentless, but not so much as you need a third lung to pull it off, and most of it is pretty entertaining, helping keep your mind off the pain. This makes the best climbing leg in the Los Alamos system and provides a great way to access the most excellent Guaje Ridge. But it's also a blast to scream down as an out-and-back or after climbing the lower portion of Pipeline Road.

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