El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest

Total Miles
33.9

Elevation

1,943.23 ft

Duration

--

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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.

Photos of El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest

El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest
El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest
El Cerrito Area of Santa Fe National Forest

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

Status Reports

Connor Fitzpatrick
Jun 25, 2023
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Dusty
Washboard
Chine Owens
May 14, 2023
4x4
Open
Washboard
Dusty
Normal

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).

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