Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bayo Canyon Trail

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Bayo Canyon Trail
Length 3.2 miles
Elevation Gain 600 feet
Parking: At the Roundabout.
Used by: All Users.
Use: Heavy.
Connecting Trails: Woodland Trail


The Bayo Canyon Trail is in part a homestead route from the bottom of Bayo Canyon to the mesa tops in Los Alamos. The trail leaves the mesa top near the intersection of San ildefonso Road and Diamond Drive, travels along a narrow bench, then clings to the north wall of North Mesa as it drops to the canyon bottom. Old and more modern roads combine and the trail descends along the bottom of Bayo Canyon before crossing a low saddle and entering the Pueblo Canyon drainage. The all-weather road from New Mexico Highway 4 to Bayo Canyon is considered part of this trail.

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Trail Adopter: The Mendel Family


  1. The trail is in good condition. The start of the trail near the roundabout is quite muddy and there is a short section of ice and snow by Barranca Crossing, but the rest of the trail is dry. The tree that fell over the upper trail where the trail diverges at Barranca Crossing has been cleared.

  2. I always like to hear that fallen tree problems disappear! Thanks for the update.

  3. A fallen tree is extending half way over the trail at about a quarter mile from the round about, but there is room for hikers and bikers to get around it. Other than that, the trail is in good shape.

  4. The trail is dry and in good shape


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