Mesa de Cuba Hike – 03/27/2015

Feb 2018: This is another ‘looking back’ entry in our Hiking Journal.

This area has the most fascinating geology – rock formations, soil types, and an occasional piece of petrified wood.  Just wandering around, we found so many interesting feats of Mother Nature.

The Hike

Mesa de Cuba Hike.Vince.2015-03-27


Total Distance:  3.24 miles
Elevation: start  6,906 ft, maximum  7,061 ft,  minimum  6,905 ft
Gross gain:  156 ft.  Aggregate ascending  519 ft, descending  519 ft
Maximum slope: 35% ascending, 35% descending, 4.7% average
Duration: 3:29

GPS Track Files for Download
I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.


New Mexico Magazine:  Badlands Walkabout
PhotoTrek New Mexico, San Juan Basin Badlands: Mesa de Cuba Badlands

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One Response to Mesa de Cuba Hike – 03/27/2015

  1. Vincent H Humann says:

    One of the first areas I explored after moving to New Mexico and still one of my favorites.

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