Glorieta Baldy

Total Miles
15.1

Elevation

3,088.96 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

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.

Photos of Glorieta Baldy

Glorieta Baldy
Glorieta Baldy
Glorieta Baldy

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Brayan W
May 10, 2024
2008 GMC Sierra
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Most of the trail was fairly easy, about a 2, but there’s a couple spots with deep ruts, a foot to foot and a half deep and wide. The trail gets progressively harder as you get to the top, especially the last quarter. Fair amount of fallen trees protruding into the road, and very few places to pass or turn around. With that being said, the view is totally worth it at the top with a place to turn around, bathrooms, and tables.
Brandon B
Mar 02, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Posted Sign
Bam M
Sep 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Austin Hanson
Aug 09, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

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