Cabezon and North Rio Puerco Trail Location
West of US550 between San Ysidro and Cuba NM Trail Coordinates
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The trail starts just off US550 between San Ysidro and Cuba NM. This is an easy trail when dry and would be OK for low clearence SUVs. If it is wet the road becomes very slick and can be impassable due to arroyo crossings. Trail Rating or Difficulty
This trail explores the northern Rio Puerco area and Cabezon Peak. There is a ghost town at the Y turn towards the base of Cabezon. It is private property so bring your zoom lenses. This trail takes you to the base of Cabezon where there is a sign about Cabezon. From there it retraces back to the main road and then heads towards the Rio Puerco where there is another ghost town on the side of the road (again it is Private Property so stay on the road only!). From here it continues to a small pull off on the left where there is a hiking path to the top of a mesa where some Chacoan Outliers are, basically 2 kivas and some other ruins. After that the road goes a little further but dead ends into private property. Return to US550 the same way you came in.
1 - Easy. Stock vehicles will have no problem Trail Map