Feral Cow Roundup Continues In Bayo And Pueblo Canyons


Los Alamos County Announced that the 2021 operations began today to safely and humanely remove feral cattle from Bayo and Pueblo canyons.

Two cows have been caught in Pueblo Canyon. However, most of the herd have proven difficult, and the roundup and trail closures have been extended to the end of May.

The cattle are impacting the safety of drivers on local roads, damaging cultural sites and have been aggressive to recreation users in the County. The Bayo and Pueblo canyon trails, and access from the N.M. 502 gate into Pueblo Canyon will remain closed for the safety of recreational users and contractors.

Note: Be aware with the above trails closed, access to the trails and roads also will be restricted during this roundup.

Restrictions include:

  • Camp Hamilton;
  • Tent Rocks Trail;
  • Zipline Trail;
  • Bayo Canyon Road; and
  • Pueblo Canyon Road.

Los Alamos County appreciates the community’s understanding and patience as they work to remove the cattle.