Ascent to Manzanita Canyon on 2012-05-20
|Date:||Sunday, May 20, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Elevation:||3416 m / 11208 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThe Manzanita Canyon Trail is the second of four trails heading up from the Taos Ski Valley Rd. The lower portion is well maintained and not especially steep (ca. 11-12%) but it gets quite a bit steeper and less well maintained after the first couple of miles. Eleven stream crossings will slow you down. I turned around at 11,200 as knee high snow drifts obscured the trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||882 m / 2895 ft|
| Distance:||12.4 km / 7.7 mi|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Elevation Gain:||871 m / 2857 ft|
| Extra Loss:||6 m / 20 ft|
| Distance:||6.4 km / 4 mi|
| Route:||Manzanita Canyon Trail|
| Trailhead:||Manzanita canyon Trailhead 2551 m / 8371 ft|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 50 Minutes|
| Extra Gain:||11 m / 38 ft|
| Distance:||6 km / 3.8 mi|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
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