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Frijoles Trail No. 154

Contact Info
Santa Fe National Forest
1710 N. Riverside Drive
Española, NM 87532

Phone:
505-753-7331
Basics
Length:
9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7000 feet
Elevation Range:
7000 feet to 9600 feet
Elevation Change:
2600 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

From the turn off about one mile before Cundiyo, Forest Road 307 winds toward the Rio Frijoles for less than a mile before ending at a gate and a closed section of road. A small stream flows to the south at this point, where one vehicle can be parked, and the Frijoles River is nowhere in sight. If one continues up the closed road on foot, they will hike above the river drainage for about one half mile and then drop down to the river within another half mile. A jeep road continues along the riverbank for a short distance before fading into a trail. From here on, this trail follows the river closely all the way to the intersection with Capulin Trail 158. Because the canyon is deep, steep and narrow, the trail crosses from one side of the river to the other repeatedly.

There are a few natural bridges across the water, but hikers will find it necessary to get their feet wet. During late spring and early summer, the stream can be waist deep with a powerful current. In sections where side canyon feed into the Frijoles drainage, good camping areas can be found. After the junction with Borrego Trail 150, the canyon tends to widen out and provides more camping opportunities.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

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Details

Length:
9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7000
Elevation Range:
7000 feet to 9600
Elevation Change:
2600
Usage:
Light
Season:
Summer to Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Sierra Mosca and Pecos Wilderness Map
Additional Details:

This makes an excellent access to the western Pecos Wilderness if transportation can be arranged. It is one of the easiest hiking trails in regard to elevation changes. The trail crosses the river numerous times which can slow hiking travel considerably.

In late spring and early summer when snow runoff is high, this trail is not recommended. The depth of the river and strength of the current can make it dangerous to cross. It is possible to remain on the north bank of the river, but when there is no trail, the cross country travel in the narrow canyon is very difficult.

By mid-June the river is generally more negotiable and Trail 154 makes a pleasant hike. Because of the difficult access, opportunities for solitude in this area are very good.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The closest access is from Forest Road 307 which leaves State Route 503 about a mile south of the town of Cundiyo. No developed trailhead parking areas are available. The road enters private land at a locked gate: a small pullout just before the gate affords space for one vehicle. Follow the dirt road through the private land for the first mile or so to reach the Frijoles drainage.


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