Ceja Pelon Short

Ceja Pelon Short Hike
In Cuba Region

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map Hike Key: H10568
Last Updated: 12/15/2020 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Warrant
Hike Class: B (Moderate)
Hike Distance: 4.5 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6915 ft
Elevation Change: 185 ft
Total Uphill: 400 ft
Total Downhill: 400 ft
Avg. Grade: 5 %
Route Type: CW Loop
On Trail: No
Paved or Gravel Roads: No
GPS Advised: Yes
Drive Distance Round Trip: 200 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 2:00
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
New Mexico Game Unit: 7
Hike Status: In Process


A five star Mesa/Badlands hike. Largest collection of petrified wood in New Mexico. Numerous sandstone formations and extensive colorful badlands .


This hike is all off trail, some of it over rough terrain and steep pitches.

Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque take I-25 north to Bernalillo. At Bernalillo take US 550 west to the intersection with SR 197 in Cuba. Turn left and drive 9 miles to the DIRT road at the bend in SR 197. Turn right onto the dirt road which immediately turns left and heads west. Drive 7.2 miles to LOVINO WOODS road on the right. Turn right and go 2.2 miles to a faint road on the LEFT. Turn left and drive 0.2 miles and PARK your vehicle before the arroyo.

Text Author: Dick Brown
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Maintainer: Dawn McIntyre
Editor: Howard Carr