Bear Springs Rd 266

Total Miles
7.4

Elevation

2,678.80 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

When looking at the map, you can see that this road leads to private land however at the start of the trail there is a sign that reads that it goes on for around 16 miles. As far as I know, you can't cross onto Pueblo of Jemez land. This road starts off as an easy gravel road and then transitions into areas where there is snow and washed-out roads. There are dispersed campsites with million-dollar views of the sunsets. This road in particular had some absolutely stunning campsites with fire rings with a southern view of the Santa Fe National Forest. Hiking is predominately the attraction to this area as well as hunting and fishing. There are several spur trails for off-roading, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Pine trees line this forest along with ferns and white oak trees. There are lots of deer and even some elk which were right off the road. There are creeks and snow runoff that provide wildlife with plentiful drinking water. This area is perfect for bear country so be aware of your surroundings. If you come in the spring there will still be snow in many areas and even on the roadway. There are local residents who plow these roads during the winter so part of some of the road may be clear. Cell phone service is attainable out here. Camping locations are dispersed only with no running water or restrooms.

Photos of Bear Springs Rd 266

Bear Springs Rd 266
Bear Springs Rd 266
Bear Springs Rd 266

Difficulty

Steep drop-offs, steep grades, snow, and washed-out roads make it difficult for a car to maneuver this road. Bear Springs is currently blocked by a very large tree near the end of the trail. Not passable past the tree.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Take Highway 4 outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico, then take a left on Forest Service Road. 10 then follow that until you hit Bear Springs Road.

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