Glorieta Baldy

Total Miles


3088.96 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Glorieta Baldy is a trail on the South end of the Pecos Mountain area featuring numerous camp sites and an expansive view of the Pecos/Glorieta area. The trail starts at the back of a neighborhood on La Cueva road, and ascends Glorieta Baldy from there. The first half of the trail is open, with wide roads and a gentle slope. This section shows evidence of fire, with reduced tree cover and undergrowth. Once the trail crosses an old stream bed, the route ascends to the baldy through a pine forest, with occasional aspens and extensive wildflowers. At the top there is an old fire lookout tower, along with a view point with picnic tables and vault toilets.


The trail is not difficult, but does have a couple of steeper sections that would make me hesitate about taking a Subaru or other AWD vehicle with a CVT up this trail. Additionally, during monsoon season the clay like dirt can get slippery very quickly. Its mostly a 2 until the creek bed, and then escalates somewhat from there.

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