Albuquerque Field Trip: Seismosaurus Trail, Ojito Wilderness

The Albuquerque chapter is hosting a field trip on May 25 to the Seismosaurus Trail in the Ojito Wilderness, led by Lenore Goodall. Meet at 8:15 AM in Bernalillo at the NW corner of the Home Depot parking lot (on 550 north of town). We will return around 1:30 PM.

The out and back trail of 2.4mi. is fairly easy walking on a mesa with expansive views and interesting and colorful rock formations. Although there are a few junipers and oaks there is very little shade. Typically, we may find a good many flowers usually including Asclepias involucrata, Evolvulus nuttallianus, Malacothrix fendleri, Polygala alba, Tetraneuris scaposa, Townsendia annua, and Tradescantia occidentalis as well as various cacti. At the end of the trail there are some beautiful petroglyphs on the cliff edge.

Directions to the trailhead: From Home Depot, drive about 20 miles on 550 to Cabezon Road. About 10 miles up Cabezon Road you will arrive at the Seismosaurus Trailhead.