Forest Road 604

Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico (Sandoval County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
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Status:
Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 07/01 - 11/30
Length: 5.92 miles
Highest Elevation: 8651 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Jemez Pueblo
Nearest Town w/ Services: Bernalillo
Official Road Name: 604
Management Agency: Santa Fe National Forest
District: Jemez Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight:  Forest Road 604
Tall ponderosa pine and aspen frame this forest trail as it gently meanders through the western side of the beautiful Jemez National Recreation Area. Located in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, the surrounding woods are high, dense and scenic. FR604 is one of only two trails in this area designated as allowing dispersed camping, and its almost endless primitive campsite possibilities offer plenty of privacy. A short drive from either Los Alamos or Albuquerque, FR604 is a quick destination for scenic family drives, picnics, or camping trips. Nearby, along FR376, are the Cebolla and Guadalupe Rivers, offering laid-back trout fishing that is easily accessible, making it great for young children. Multiple spur roads connect to FR604 for OHV, camping, hunting, hiking, and other recreational uses. There are many attractions in the area, including various hot springs and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, a place of significant geological, ecological and cultural interest.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
At Waypoint 7 on Forest Road 376, you will see signage indicating the Forest Road 604. Head east at this point. Large campsites capable of accommodating travel trailers and large campers are immediately visible on both sides of the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Jemez Pueblo

From Highway 4 in Jemez Pueblo, head west on Highway 485 for 3 miles to start along Forest Road 376. Travel north on FR376 for 17.6 miles. There will be signage for FR604 starting on the east side of the road.

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Dispersed

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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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