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Penas Negras Trail No. 12

Contact Info
Cuba, NM 87013

Phone:
575-289-3264
Basics
Length:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9300 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round

Description

The trail is gradual throughout and is the longest trail on the Cuba District. The destination is the San Pedro Parks which is about nine miles from the trailhead. Water is scarce throughout the length of the trail. Vegetation is mixed conifer, aspen, shrubs and grasses. 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:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9300
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

No motor vehicles or motorized equipment in the wilderness area.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel north from Cuba Ranger Station on State Highway 550 for one mile to the junction of State Highways 55,44 and 126. Turn right at the junction and travel eastward on State Highway 126 for a distance of 15.4 miles to the Penas Negras Rd. 103. On this 15.4 mile road stretch, Senorito Divide, Clear Creek and Rio de las Vacas will be by passed in that order. From State Highway 126, turn left onto Forest Road 103 and travel eastward for a distance of one mile to Forest Road 69. Take this road north for about 8 miles to Forest Road 70, make a right and go east for about 1 ½ miles to the Penas Negras Trailhead.


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