Vacas Trail/San Gregorio Lake Trailhead #51

Area Status: Open

At the trailhead is a 10-15 car parking lot with a toilet.  The elevation here is 9,300 ft.  The climb into the San Pedro Parks Wilderness is gradual.  San Gregorio Reservoir is about a mile from the trailhead.  From the reservoir to trail #50 (Palomas) terminus is approximately 4 miles.  The trail then crosses the terminus of Trail#435 (Anastacio) in about a quarter of a mile.  The trail then proceeds to the terminus of trail #32 (Penas Negras) in about 2.5 miles, and from there San Pedro Park is about a half mile.  The trail passes mostly through spruce type vegetation with occasional openings.  Water is abundant along the trail.

Motorized and mechanized use is prohibited in Wilderness.

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations
Fees: No Fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cuba, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: NM SH 126 to FR 70 to Trailhead

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

NM SH 126 to FR 170 to San Gregorio Trailhead
Fish Species trout
Fishing Mode bank, boat, tube
Water Temperature cold
Water/Flow Level varies

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Horse Riding
Water Availability Yes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation Areas

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