Blue Dot  LbNA # 19383

OwnerAstro D    
Placed DateNov 20 2005
CountyLos Alamos
LocationWhite Rock, NM
Found ByChildren of the Forest
Last UpdateApr 16 2015

Difficulty: Easy in length (about 1/2 mile round trip) but moderate overall because trail is steep and rocky.

Directions: Take Hwy. 84/285 north from Santa Fe to Pojoaque. Then take Hwy. 502 towards Los Alamos, turning off at Hwy. 4 to White Rock. In White Rock - at the traffic light, turn left onto Rover Blvd. Take the next left onto Meadow Lane. Continue on Meadow Lane as it winds around. Go just under 1 mile and then turn left onto Overlook Rd., entering Overlook Park. Go about 0.4 miles, past all the soccer fields, and turn right at the road just past the metal buildings. Go to the end of this road and park. You will see a sign at the side of the parking lot marking the Blue Dot trailhead.

Clues: Head down the trail, going straight through first trail intersection, and taking a left at the second. You should shortly be at a fence with a sign for the Blue Dot trail. Head down the rocky trail, following the blue dots, until you get to a flat, sagebrush-filled small meadow (about 8 minutes down the trail from the rim). Continue on the trail across the meadow until you come to a large juniper tree on the left side of the trail. At this point, leave the trail and head towards a rocky outcropping at 80 degrees. Once you've reached the outcropping, turn right and walk towards the bed of blackness. Look for a juniper tree on the right, bordering the blackness. Letterbox is under tree under a flat rock. Please re-hide well. You may return on the same route, or for a longer hike, continue down the Blue Dot trail to the Rio Grande. For more information on this trail and other hikes in this area, please see