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Fall Color Bike Ride to the Gilman Tunnels

Date: 
Sat, 2018-11-03
Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Telephone: 
5056721586
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back. The trip is in conjunction with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), and is free for Los Alamos Mountaineers Members and PEEC Members, but PEEC charges a small fee for non-members. 

The Gilman tunnels are located in the most scenic section of the Guadalupe River Box and were originally blasted out of the rock in the 1920's for a logging railroad.  The cottonwoods along the route should be near the peak of their fall colors, making it a most beautiful ride.  This is an out-and-back ride along State Road 4 to Highway 485 and Highway 376 to the tunnels.  The total distance is ~29 miles with ~700 feet of elevation gain on way out and ~600 feet on the way back.

If you are interested, please contact Ross Lemons.  The trip is limited to 20 people and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or rendezvous at ~9:30 a.m. at the parking area along State Road 4 in front of the Jemez Springs Plaza (on the NW side of the highway just before Mooney Blvd. and the Los Ojos Restaurant). Please let Ross know if you will be joining the group in Jemez Springs so we don't wait for you at the Nature Center. If you would prefer a shorter ride, meet us at ~10:00 AM at the State Road 4 - Highway 485 junction. The group should be back in Jemez Springs by about 12:30 PM where those who would like can have lunch at a local restaurant.

 

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