El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest

Total Miles
33.9

Elevation

1943.23 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Open mesa plains with a web-like network of dirt roads with the occasional rocky obstacle and/or ledge. The general area is wide-open with scenic views of surrounding mesas. If you navigate deep enough into this area a couple nice rocky canyons can be found. Watch out for cattle as this is a commonly used grazing range.

Difficulty

These dirt roads are relatively tame and can be navigated by just about any vehicle, although if you are not careful you may find yourself in a more difficult section of ledges, loose rock, deep rutted sand. If unsure a little walk ahead will reveal the potential difficulty of the trail.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Best accessed from the small town of Bernal off I-25 exit 330, turn South, then Left (East) onto B26A, then right (South) onto B28A. There is also another access point South of Villanueva down State Highway 3 (GPS 35.2521907, -105.3830836).