Forest Service Road 376

Jemez Springs, New Mexico (Sandoval County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Status:
Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 07/01 - 11/30
Length: 23.37 miles
Highest Elevation: 8520 feet
Duration: About 2 hours, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Jemez Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Bernalillo
Official Road Name: 376
Management Agency: Santa Fe National Forest
District: Jemez Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Forest Service Road 376
Some of the finest mountain scenery in the southwest is found in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, and wheeling on Forest Road 376 is a great way to enjoy it. Tall ponderosa pines, aspens, scrub oak, and grassy meadows frame a scenic Jemez Mountain trail that is one of New Mexico's outdoor treasures. As the trail starts out at the historic Gilman Tunnels, the Rio Guadalupe runs alongside the east side of the trail and offers trout fishing adjacent to numerous parking turnouts and picnicking sites. As the trail runs through Lake Fork Canyon in the north, the Rio Cebolla runs along its east side. The Jemez Mountains are very important to the Native American people of the Jemez Pueblo. The Walatowa Visitor Center located near Jemez Pueblo on State Highway 4 is a great way to learn about the rich culture of the area.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
From Highway 4, after traveling west 3 miles along State Road 485, the beginning of FR 376 is clearly marked with signage.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Jemez Pueblo

From Highway 4 at Jemez Pueblo, travel west on Highway 485 for 3 miles. Mile Marker 3 is the end of 485 and the beginning of National Forest Road 376.

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Trail Reviews (6)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: Does anyone know of any cool kikes to do along the way?
–Ryan Ortiz (05/25/2021)
–Scott Mitchell (06/16/2021)
Q: Are these trails open to side by sides?
–Tracy Musick (10/07/2019)
–Scott Mitchell (10/09/2019)

Writer Information

Scott Mitchell

Mapping Crew - New Mexico

Scott Mitchell is a Personal Defense and Defensive Tactics Instructor in Albuquerque. A New Mexico native, Scott lives in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, adjacent to the Sandia Mountain Wilderness Area in the Cibola National Forest. Scott likes to get out at every opportunity to explore his state's off-road trails. As a Trailsoffroad contributor, his goal is to find and share as much reliable information as possible to help others navigate and enjoy the great New Mexico outdoors.
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