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Rocks Above La Cueva Spur Trail

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Miles

0.4

KM

66%

Runnable

5,540' 1,689 m

High

5,447' 1,660 m

Low

93' 28 m

Up

91' 28 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a short trail with good views of the La Cueva Rock formations and the Organ Needles. You can actually follow the ridge line further with better views of the rock formations. The trail will end on the east side at the intersection of Filmore and Crawford trails.

Flora & Fauna

Cacti, pinon pines and oaks. Roadrunner and many other birds

Shared By:

Brandon Dougherty with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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Photos

The morning light filtering around the side of La Cueva
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
Beginning of trail and winterfat.
Aug 20, 2020 near White S…, NM
View of the Dona Ana Mountains
Nov 3, 2019 near White S…, NM
Some of the La Cueva Rocks
Nov 3, 2019 near White S…, NM
Colossal boulders make for a great photo opp above the famous archaeological site La Cueva.
Jan 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
A hiker navigates the steep-walled slots above La Cueva.
Jan 10, 2017 near White S…, NM

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