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Cebolla Mesa Trail No. 102

Contact Info
Questa, NM 87556

Phone:
575-586-0520
Basics
Length:
1.3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
7300 feet
Elevation Range:
6300 feet to 7300 feet
Elevation Change:
-1000 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

Trail begins at about 7,300 feet and drops to about 6,300 feet in 1.3 miles. Steep switchbacks descend canyon walls of Rio Grande, then trail traverses several benches with large basalt boulders. Finally the trail ends at a log bridge which crosses the mouth of the Red River to La Junta, managed by the BLM, and connects with La Junta and Little Arsenic trails, in the Wild & Scenic River corridor. Spring and fall are the best times to hike this trail. No water is available at the campground.

Details

Length:
1.3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
7300
Elevation Range:
6300 feet to 7300
Elevation Change:
-1000
Season:
Summer to Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Guadalupe Mountain

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take SR 522 about 20 miles from the Old Blinking Light to Forest Road 9, across from the community of Lama. Turn left and proceed to Cebolla Mesa campground, about 4 miles. Trail 102 begins at campground. Forest Road 9 is surfaced with native material and becomes extremely muddy during wet periods.


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