We offer a compact version of Go-Newmexico for mobile users, allowing you to access just the information you need on the road. However, if I was in the area I would definitely do them again. The White trail also ran across the top of the campground (so I could see our trailer far below) and out onto the plateau to the north. I listened and looked and found out the following facts. Abiquiu Lake is located in northern New Mexico, 61 miles north of Santa Fe on Hwy 84 at the intersection of Hwy 96. The following was a photo I took of the sunset right after I parked my bike at the end of this ride. Campground Below (My Trailer on the Right).
A number of sites include electric hookups and water hookup, shelters, grills, lantern holders and tent pads. In several places the White trail ran across sandstone stepping stones, stones the trail makers had laid down to change the riding surface.
Boating is allowed on the reservoir. You can send yourself an email as well. Head north on US 84 to Heron Lake and the Brazos River, both popular trout fishing spots. 9/2/2020. Maybe the snake painter had not biked the trails … or not enough to learn about the incredible traction a slickrock surface provides. Visitors can take in the spectacular scenery with a hike. Secondly, the White trail presented opportunities for cliff side photos … especially from where I started behind the Visitor Center. For instance, in many places the Abiquiu Trail crew did not cut the trail into the side of the hill, thus leaving the tread on a slant. I am an experienced rider, so I had little trouble with these parts of the trails. Size: Shuttle: 50 miles one-way. If the tread substance had been clay, solid rock, or even sand this would not be a problem. Both were short (Yellow .41 miles, Red .13 miles) and placed on the side of the mountain. Surrounding attractions include: Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keefe Museum, San Pedro Wilderness, Cumbres Toltec Railroad, Chaco Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Taos and Santa Fe, NM.
I had stopped into the Abiquiu Lake Visitor Center early in the morning and asked about the trails in the area. Rolling onto and off of whale sized bodies of rock gets me excited. I had to laugh when I read the legend on the map. Click on any state to see what's available. Picnic facilities are available under the trees along the river at the Rio Chama Recreation Area.
But sometimes that philosophy can make things a little dangerous for the riders … especially beginners. Visitors enjoy boating, water skiing, and hiking. Shuttle service is provided by .
The lake sits at the base of Pedernal Peak and was featured in many of Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings. You're all set! Abiquiu Lake Trail Map (The Black Loops Are For the Campground). Request these additional visitor guides selected below. Click on any additional guides you would like to receive. Twice the White Trail took me to the plateau above and to the north of the campground.
Up the Creek Shuttle Service .
The area includes a fine panoramic view of the Cerro Pedernal (Flint Mountain) from the dam. From Espanola, NM, travel 30 miles north on US Highway 84. I am pretty sure everyone (including beginners) knows when they are on a slab of slickrock (without seeing a green snake painted on the surface). http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/recreation/default.htm. To view every image I captured … 36 photos in all, please visit my Photo Gallery Site. From Española, NM, travel 30 miles north on U.S. Highway 84. There are three basic trails at Abiquiu Lake ….
Boating at Abiquiu Lake. The challenge of the rocky terrain and the views off the cliff reminded me of Gooseberry Mesa in Utah. Select All.
Turn west on to State Highway 96 and continue 1 mile to the Riana Campground entrance. But I must restate one thing … the Abiquiu Lake Trails might look short and easy on the map but they are NOT for a beginner. If adventure is your thing, this is an essential stop for you.
They actually seemed as if they were second thoughts, maybe created just to claim the park had three trails. Home | About Us | Contact Us | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Statement | Oh, Ranger! « Old Spanish Trail … Abiquiu Pueblo … Plaza Blanca, Winsor Trail … Mountain Biking in Santa Fe, NM », Participate in this conversation via email, Gravity Peru … Riding the Lares and Lamay Trails. The Riana Campground is located on a 150-foot rock bluff overlooking Abiquiu Lake at 6,400 feet above sea level. New Mexico's Abiquiu Reservoir, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer managed lake, is a beautiful recreational area complete with a scenic campground and a chance to see reptile fossils! Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Los Alamos. Of course, you can still use the full version of Go-Newmexico on your mobile device just as you can on your desktop. During most visits I take many more photos than I can place on a page. Abiquiu Reservoir is surrounded by red sandstone formations on Hwy 84 and adjacent to historical Pedernal Mountain to the south on Hwy 96. More Visitor Guides are available in New Mexico.
I rode every bit of the Abiquiu Lake Trails and actually did a couple parts twice. Warning signs are posted at the lake’s public access points, and visitors are advised to: - Avoid swallowing lake water
Take-outs at Chavez Canyon and Big Eddy are accessed by Forest Road 151, which begins two miles north of Ghost Ranch Living Museum on NM 84.