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San Diego Canyon Overlook Overlook Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

San Diego Overlook Site offers magnificant views of San Diego Canyon. Located on Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway(NM HWY 4), the site provides accessible restrooms and a paved trail out to the edge of the canyon.

Uses: Scenery and wildlife viewing. 

Facilities: Paved parking, vault toilet, ADA trail to overlook.

Special Instructions: Popular for cross country skiing.    

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use area only; no overnight camping. Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: None
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while at parking area and on trail.
Closest Towns: Jemez Springs and La Cueva.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

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