Glade North - Upper Mesa Trail

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

1,983.00 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Upper Mesa trail is one of a network of trails in the area called Glade North. It is an easy drive with beautiful views of northwest New Mexico's high desert. Many of the canyon walls are multi-colored, with shades of purple, blue, red-orange, and grey. There are also numerous rock formations, including large towers that are many stories tall. Most of this drive is a hard-packed dirt road with some sandy areas and dry wash crossings. There are a couple of steep sections, but they are smooth and grippy so still very easy. Some areas have been washed out from previous rains. While driving this in a small car is not recommended, SUVs and pickups will have no problems. Four-wheel drive is not necessary for this scenic drive.

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Glade North - Upper Mesa Trail
Glade North - Upper Mesa Trail
Glade North - Upper Mesa Trail

Difficulty

This trail is easy. It is hard-packed dirt with some sandy areas. The sand is not deep so it is easy to cross. There are some areas that have been mildly washed out by past rainfall. Traveling this trail in a low car is not recommended, but SUVs and pickups will have no trouble. Four-wheel drive is not necessary on this route.

Technical Rating

2

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