La Jara Canyon Trail FR #5

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

La Jara Canyon is a very gentle hike on the forest road.  It follows a small stream to a very large meadow.  This road runs into Taos Pueblo land, please respect this and do not trespass on their land.  The road is closed in the winter and is popular for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

 

At a Glance

Open Season: June

General Information

Directions:

From Taos – Follow US Highway 64 about 16 miles to the horseshoe turn west of Palo Flechado Pass.  La Jara Canyon is on the left.  The trailhead is signed and parking is available.


General Notes:

Attractions and Consideration:

La Jara Canyon is a very gentle hike on the forest road.  It follows a small stream to a very large meadow.  This road runs into Taos Pueblo land, please respect this and do not trespass on their land.  The road is closed in the winter and is popular for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Recommended Season:

Summer and fall the road is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, but is also open to vehicles.  Expect to see motorized traffic.  When it is closed for the winter it is a quiet place to cross-country ski or snowshoe.

Length: 2.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 295 feet

Map of  La Jara Canyon (Forest Road 5)


Activities


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Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.1 miles

  Elevation : 
8,915 feet - 9,210 feet

 



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