Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Los Pinos: directions to Lazy W trailhead

The upper trailhead is on North Main Divide road 5.8 miles from Ortega Highway (Hwy 74). The lower trailhead is in Hot Springs Canyon, 1.5 miles beyond the San Juan Fire Station off the Ortega Highway on the Lazy W Ranch. Trail ends on private property.

The Forest Service guidelines suggest you should call the Lazy W Ranch in advance of visit for permission to cross their property, but Lambert and Greg say that as soon as you park on Lazy W parking lot (which is not private) you can just walk through without any prior arrangements and no one will get offended.

+33° 36' 6.39", -117° 30' 37.55" (33.601775, -117.510431)
If you post it in Google Maps, it will show you an approximate location of the Lazy W trailhead parking. You need an Adventure Pass to be able to park there.


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The parking is a bit tricky to find. After you turn from Ortega Hwy onto Hot Springs Canyon Rd, you will need to drive up about a mile to the parking lot. The parking lot will be on your right under a bunch of trees. There will be a small rest room there as well. If you do not see it probably you are not there yet. On the other hand if you see any gates (especially closed ones) in front of you, the chances are you already passed the parking lot.

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