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Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017
The Caballo trail was COMPLETELY decimated by the Las Conchas fire and subsequent floods, and as of 2017 has NOT been rebuilt. After descending into Guaje Canyon, all traces of the trail disappear. Using the AllTrails app and GPS, my boyfriend and I followed the 'trail' to the peak, but it was a very long slog through tons of downed trees.

(Had we realized this in advance, we probably wouldn't have tried it-- that's why I'm trying to get the word out here!)
Posted Jun 8, 2017 12:51 pm

seanoMany times  Sucess!


I've climbed this many times, both from the Ski Area and from town via the Mitchell Trail. The latter is harder, but takes you by the old reservoir.
Posted Oct 7, 2010 9:47 pm

strudolyubovCaballo Mountain from Pajarito Ski Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008


One of my local favorites. Did it several times from Pajarito Ski Area, Quemazon Trailhead and Guaje Ridge. Nice hike, great views from summit meadow.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 10:51 pm

pittbrownieJemez Mountain Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Bagged the peak during the Jemez Mountain 50 miler.
Posted May 20, 2009 3:42 pm

scotthsuCrisp fall day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008


Probably the best hefty hike in the Los Alamos area, with great views en route and from the meadow near the summit. It was a great day with friends! We found the flattish summit marked by some rocks surrounding a tree with a plastic jar. We also found the county high point along the downed barbed wire fence. There was a tin can among some rocks next to a tree.
Posted Nov 15, 2008 7:46 pm

weeds19Great Day on the Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008


I wanted a long trail hike/run and this one fit the bill for that (Guaje Canyon trail to Caballo Trail). The trail was easy to follow and the final climb up Caballo was more sustained than I expected. Great day in the mountains!
Posted Jun 24, 2008 9:37 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Ski Hill - Guaje Canyon - Caballo Trail Date Climbed: June 2001, October 1997  Sucess!


Another local Los Alamos summit - our high school cross-country team used to do part of this route as a training run (up until Guaje Canyon). After that, the trail up Caballo is incredibly steep but the meadow on top makes for a great nap spot!
Posted Jan 30, 2005 5:18 pm

surgentRoute Climbed: 282/277 Date Climbed: 9-25-04  Sucess!


An unexpectedly pretty hike!
Posted Oct 13, 2004 2:07 pm

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