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Damian Trail

Contact Info
Cuba, NM 87013

Phone:
575-289-3264
Basics
Length:
2.4 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
9600 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail ranges in elevation from 9,600 feet to 9,900 feet. The trail starts near the large meadow opening called Vallecito Damian (northeast of San Gregorio Reservoir) and ends at the junction of the Palomas and Perchas Trails. The Damian Trail is mostly through mixed conifer and aspen on the west half of trail, the trail passes through large open grassland areas mixed with small conifer stands. At about the half way point, the trail passes through the Rio Las Vacas. A large and steep hill exists on the west side of the Rio Las Vacas. This is the most difficult area of the entire trail.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing From alpine to desert, Outspire guides enrich your experience by giving context to your hike. So that your destination is not only what you see, but a sense of where the area fits in New Mexico's history, geology and natural world. Our hiking guides are experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share the joy of being outside! Day hikes and winter snowshoe outings are planned to suit your interests and fitness.

Details

Length:
2.4 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
9600
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

No motor vehicles or motorized equipment in the wilderness area.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

This trail is an interior trail which connects the Vacas Trail with the Palomas and Perchas Trails. This trail can be accessed through the Vacas Trailhead or the Palomas Trailhead


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