Jemez Dam Ramble

Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004

Jemez Dam Ramble

Jemez Dam Ramble Professional Review and Guide

"There is no shortage of ancient ruins to visit in New Mexico. Before you get on the bike and head out to Jemez Dam, you can tour Coronado State Monument and the pueblo ruins of Kuaua, both just north of Albuquerque. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the turn-around point of the ride, a small recreation area that provides views of the mesa walls along the Jemez River. This out-and-back offers a great way to get in a short, hilly ride away from the big city traffic.

A majority of the ride travels a quiet two-lane road through the Santa Ana Indian Reservation. The high desert plains offer little in the way of vegetation, but you’ll be rewarded with expansive mountain views of the Jemez on the way out and the Sandias on the way back. Terrain: Flat to rolling with a gentle elevation gain out to the dam. A short descent to the overflow dam followed by a steep climb back out."

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THE ROAD AND TRAIL ARE CLOSED INDEFINITELY! You will not be able to access the last 5 miles to the dam on Tamaya Rd., and that is the ONLY road. It is gated shut with Santa Ana Police enforcing no trespassers.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,400 feet
Top Elevation
DeLorme New Mexico Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Bernalillo and Santa Ana Pueblo
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Nov 2018