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Perchas Trail No. 118

Contact Info
Cuba, NM 87013

Phone:
575-289-3264
Basics
Length:
2 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1/2 to 1 hr
Trailhead Elevation:
9600 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round

Description

The trail is along the Rito de las Perchas. This trail is an internal trail which connects the Penas Negras and Palomas Trails. Trail runs through a drainage and heavy grassland. Water is available along side the 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 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1/2 to 1 hr
Trailhead Elevation:
9600
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

No motor vehicles or motorized equipment in the wilderness area.

Make sure camp fire is dead out before leaving campsite.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel north from Cuba Ranger Station on State Highway 550 for 1/4 mile to the junction of State Highway 55, 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 Park Wilderness.

Turn left at the sign and travel north from the turnoff for a distance of 2.7 miles to the Las Vacas Trailhead #51 and parking lot. Drive past the parking lot and continue on the same road eastward approximately 7 miles to the Palomas Trailhead which is signed. This trail is an internal trail, therefore easiest access is through Palomas trail.


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