• 06-08-2008
    Rotmilky
    Calaveras Canyon-Cebolla Canyon ride
    Did a nice 14 mile loop today with the Tuff riders up Calaveras Canyon, across pipeline road to Cebolla canyon, down Cebolla canyon and then back to the cars. It was a beautiful ride through meadowed canyon bottoms with evergreen lined canyon walls. There were loads of funky rock formations to offer addional viewing pr0n. The trail was singletrack/reverted two track with a few miles of pipeline road (it's just as crappy here as in Los Alamos) and a short FR rode to and from the Seven Springs Fish hatchery where we parked. The bulk of the trail is rarely used...the singletrack is very faint, and at times becomes picking your way among meadow grass. Doubtful you'll see a footprint or a treadmark on this ride.


    Riding up Calaveras canyon

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    Some rock pr0n that we rode by

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    Another shot of Calaveras canyon

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    Some more funky rocks

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    Then down Cebolla canyon. It was a bit wider and more open than Calaveras Canyon.

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    The trail down Cebolla canyon follows a flowing stream that runs year-round

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    The stream then feeds into this lake near the bottom

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    If you haven't been out to the Jemez just exploring around, I suggest going. It it's truely spectacular. It's unbelievable that trails like this go almost unused....

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  • 06-08-2008
    NM_Highlander
    Wow, that's great. I love it up here in the JMZ. Some of the stuff I rode today (see Slice of Heaven post) was also faint from lack of use. I guess it is a mixed blessing; nice not having the crowds, but with too little use the trails vanish.

    Thanks for sharing.
  • 06-08-2008
    Mtn. Biker123
    Beautiful countryside. Thanks RM!