Forest Loop Road 445

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

1,854.57 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Forest Loop Road 445 leads from NM Highway 165 to the northern base of the Sandia Mountains and back to NM 165. The western side of the loop is more difficult with some washouts, arroyos and water ruts. The eastern side of the loop is easier. The northern trailhead of the difficult Piedra Lisa Hiking Trail 135 is at about the halfway point on this road. This trail climbs into the Sandia Mountains. There are numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area. Some mountain bikers ride the entire loop.

Photos of Forest Loop Road 445

Forest Loop Road 445
Forest Loop Road 445
Forest Loop Road 445

Difficulty

There are some deep ruts and washouts in spots.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Mike M
Jun 22, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Spencer Harvey
Jan 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Link Romero
Dec 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Dirt, rocks, mud
Benji Kuipers
Dec 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

The Placitas Trailhead is a parking area at the western end of the loop directly off NM 165.

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