Rio Chiquito Trail #121

Area Status: Open
This area is Open



Take Highway 434 south from Angel Fire for 4 miles.  Turn right on County Road B-29 which becomes Forest Road 76.  After 5 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 153.  The trailhead is 0.4 miles up F.R. 153 on the right.

Attractions and Consideration:

Rio Chiquito Trail #121 begins near the Jarocita Park open meadow.  Portions follow old logging roads and overlook the Rio Chiquito.  It passes though Borrego Crossing (Forest Road 438) and continues west along the valley bottom to an old picnic area at Mexican Canyon off of Forest Road 437.  A popular mountain bike loop follows an old road bed from the trailhead north to Osha Peak and the South Boundary Trail # 164.  Then follow South Boundary to Quintana Pass where single track drops off to Forest Road 438.  Follow 438 to Trail #121, and 121 back to the trailhead.

Recommended Season:

Summer and fall for hiking, mountain biking and horseback and winter and early spring for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Map of Rio Chiquito Trail #121 (pdf file)

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Information Center: For more information contact:   Camino Real Ranger District.



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  Area/Length : 
5.9 miles

  Elevation : 
9,100 feet - 10,520 feet