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Palomas Trail Trail No. 10

Contact Info
Cuba, NM 87013

Phone:
575-289-3264
Basics
Length:
3.6 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9150 feet
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
Year Round

Description

The trail is steep for a short distance, and then levels off. Trail destination is the San Pedro Parks via the Vacas Trail, about seven miles from the trailhead. Vegetation is mixed conifer, aspen, shrubs and grasses. Trail is mostly through spruce type with occasional openings. Water is abundant throughout the trail. The San Pedro Parks is a large meadow surrounded by dense stands of spruce.

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:
3.6 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9150
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

No motor vehicles or motorized equipment in the wilderness area.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel north from the Cuba Ranger Station on State Highway 550 for one mile to the junction of State Highways 55 and 44 and 126. Turn right at the junction and continue on State Highway 126 eastward for a distance of 10.8 miles to a sign indicating the direction to the San Pedro Parks Wilderness. Turn left at the sign and travel north from the turnoff for a distance of 2.7 miles to the Vacas Trailhead 51 and parking lot. Drive past the parking lot and continue approximately seven miles to the Palomas Trailhead which is signed.


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