Brian Brogan, Los Alamos County Community Services Department director, updates the Los Alamos County Council on the bicycles-only flow trail project Tuesday.
Bayo Canyon dropped from flow trail list

The historic trails of Bayo Canyon – trails were once used by the early homesteaders, students of the Ranch School, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and now by horse owners – are safe.

Los Alamos County Council voted Tuesday to drop Bayo Canyon as the location for a future bike trail.

Bayo Canyon was a prime consideration presented by Mountain Capital Partners, LLC, but also received the most opposition because horseback riders that primarily use Bayo Canyon to ride said a flow trail full of speeding and noisy bicycles would make horse riding unsafe. Mountain Capital Partners proposed Bayo Canyon option would have intersected the horse-riding trails in several places.

At the same time, the council’s vote did not clear the way for any of the other trail options being considered.
The other canyons still on the table for consideration include Acid Canyon, DP Canyon, Los Alamos Canyon and Walnut Canyon.

Council voted to direct county staff to begin talks with officials from the Department of Energy, to ask if they would allow access to federal land in DP Canyon and Los Alamos Canyon.