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San Jose Trail No. 13

Contact Info
Cuba, NM 87013

Phone:
575-289-3264
Basics
Length:
5.5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8600 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round

Description

The trail climbs 1,300 feet in two miles at a moderate to steep climb to the top of a ridge in a moderate climb for four miles to San Pedro Parks. Vegetation is mixed conifer, aspen, shrubs and grasses. Water is plentiful at first for about two miles and water can again be found at the Parks. The San Pedro Parks is a large meadow surrounded by dense stands of spruce.

Tour Companies

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

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Details

Length:
5.5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8600
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 a distance of 5.7 miles to junction of State Highways 44 and 96. Turn right on State Highway 96 and continue for 8 miles to sign indicating direction to San Jose Trail. Turn right at trail sign onto the dirt road. Travel on dirt road keeping on main traveled roadway. At a distance of 2.6 miles from the turn off, there will be a fork in the road. Take the right fork. In approximately one mile from fork there will be another fork and again go right for one mile to trailhead which is signed.


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