Jemez Dam Road

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The ride to Jemez Dam is an enjoyable cruise just north of Albuquerque that offers great views of the Sandia Mountains. Riders will arrive at an overlook of Jemez Canyon and the engineering wonder of the Jemez Canyon Dam. The area is rich with both modern- day and historical attractions. The Jemez Canyon Dam is located in an ecological area known as plains-mesa sand scrub. The plants that grow in this area can survive in deep sands. Environmental conditions such as low precipitation and rocky, sandy, and gravelly soils are contributing factors to the formation of this type of vegetation community. This area also supports a diverse array of animal species.
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by JD & Emily Tanner / Shey Lambert (Falcon Guides)

The ride to Jemez Dam is an enjoyable cruise just north of Albuquerque that offers great views of the Sandia Mountains. Riders will arrive at an overlook of Jemez Canyon and the engineering wonder of the Jemez Canyon Dam. The area is rich
with both modern- day and historical attractions.

The Jemez Canyon Dam is located in an ecological area known as plains-mesa sand scrub. The plants that grow in this area can survive in deep sands. Environmental conditions such as low precipitation and rocky, sandy, and gravelly soils are contributing factors to the formation of this type of vegetation community. This area also supports a diverse array of animal species.

© 2015 JD & Emily Tanner / Shey Lambert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Albuquerque
Distance: 12.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 2-3 hours
Local Contacts: US Army Corps of Engineers, 82 Dam Crest Rd., Pena Blanca 87041; (505) 465-0307; www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/JemezCanyonDam.aspx
Local Maps: USGS Santa Ana Pueblo
Driving Directions: Directions to Jemez Dam Road

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