Forest Service Road 10

Total Miles


2613.95 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Forest Service Road 10 is an absolutely million-dollar view road guaranteed to leave you awestruck. The entrance off Highway 4 has been washed out so only trucks or high-clearance vehicles can maneuver the ditch obstacle. It's an easy gravel road with steep drop off's, steep hill climbs and larger rocks. There are numerous dispersed campsites, as well as state ran campsites that are farther down the road. This road is 14.2 miles long but there are several areas to pull over and take pictures of the panoramic views that encompass this route. There is a two thousand elevation loss on this road which allows you to see the changes of the land from mountains to the desert. You will find lots of firewood for campfires, but be mindful that this area is really dry and is a timber box. Currently, the campsites that are state ran are closed for the season but open in May and close at the end of October. You will find water and restrooms at those campsites. Cell service was attainable most of the route as it faces south most of the way. As you end the trail it turns into a desert landscape that leads to a farming community.


Due to the washed-out road with a rocky ditch just south of Highway 4, I wouldn't recommend a car on this road as it could seriously damage the underside of any low clearance vehicle.


The Pueblo of Jemez are of their own sovereign and have their own government and rules. These people have inhabited this area since around 1612.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Los Alamos, New Mexico take highway 4, you will have to first go through the laboratory (make sure not to have any weapons as there is a checkpoint with a military guard).