Paliza Canyon

 

The Paliza Canyon Trail is located about 45 miles due North of Albuquerque in the Santa Fe National Forest. To get to the trailhead, go North on I-25 and take Exit # 242. Turn left (West) onto SR 44 and travel through the Zia Indian Reservation. Turn right (NE) onto SR 4 and go through San Ysidro to the Jemez Pueblo. Just past the Pueblo, turn right (E) on SR 290, which turns into FR 10, into Paliza Canyon. Ranging in elevation from 6,000 to nearly 9,000 feet, the trail takes you through lush forestland in the heart of the Santa Fe National Forest. The majority of the trail is maintained Forest Service Roads. The trail is nearly 20 miles long and takes approximately 3 4 hours or so to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  One (1) Easy
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Waypoint:

To:

Distance

Cumm. Dist.

Bearing

Lat

Long

PC01

       

N35 40.640'

W106 39.488'

 

PC02

0.78 mi

0.78 mi

23 (NNE)

N35 41.258'

W106 39.158'

 

PC03

1.84 mi

2.61 mi

50 (NE)

N35 42.272'

W106 37.643'

 

PC04

1.23 mi

3.84 mi

355 (N)

N35 43.333'

W106 37.757'

 

PC05

1.11 mi

4.95 mi

40 (NE)

N35 44.069'

W106 36.989'

 

PC06

0.33 mi

5.28 mi

143 (SE)

N35 43.843'

W106 36.780'

 

PC07

0.41 mi

5.69 mi

189 (S)

N35 43.488'

W106 36.850'

 

PC08

0.50 mi

6.19 mi

227 (SW)

N35 43.194'

W106 37.243'

 

PC09

0.18 mi

6.37 mi

153 (SSE)

N35 43.055'

W106 37.154'

 

PC10

0.75 mi

7.12 mi

45 (NE)

N35 43.518'

W106 36.590'

 

PC11

1.13 mi

8.25 mi

63 (ENE)

N35 43.956'

W106 35.511'

 

PC12

0.52 mi

8.77 mi

83 (E)

N35 44.008'

W106 34.959'

 

PC13

0.57 mi

9.34 mi

23 (NNE)

N35 44.461'

W106 34.718'

 

PC14

0.87 mi

10.21 mi

60 (ENE)

N35 44.837'

W106 33.906'

 

PC15

0.27 mi

10.48 mi

109 (ESE)

N35 44.760'

W106 33.633'

 

PC16

1.10 mi

11.58 mi

28 (NNE)

N35 45.599'

W106 33.081'

 

PC17

0.21 mi

11.78 mi

282 (WNW)

N35 45.635'

W106 33.296'

 

PC18

0.30 mi

12.09 mi

220 (SW)

N35 45.434'

W106 33.506'

 

PC19

1.22 mi

13.31 mi

264 (W)

N35 45.316'

W106 34.807'

 

PC20

0.43 mi

13.74 mi

338 (NNW)

N35 45.666'

W106 34.978'

 

PC21

0.62 mi

14.37 mi

306 (NW)

N35 45.985'

W106 35.517'

 

PC22

1.16 mi

15.53 mi

280 (W)

N35 46.165'

W106 36.742'

 

PC23

0.45 mi

15.99 mi

220 (SW)

N35 45.862'

W106 37.053'

 

PC24

0.46 mi

16.45 mi

176 (S)

N35 45.460'

W106 37.021'

 

PC25

0.34 mi

16.80 mi

132 (SE)

N35 45.259'

W106 36.748'

 

PC26

0.26 mi

17.05 mi

203 (SSW)

N35 45.053'

W106 36.856'

 

PC27

1.03 mi

18.09 mi

181 (S)

N35 44.157'

W106 36.875'

 

PC28

0.13 mi

18.22 mi

227 (SW)

N35 44.080'

W106 36.977'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Summer 2001.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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