Cuba Ranger District

Area Status: Open

The Cuba Ranger District is located in the western part of the Santa Fe National Forest and shares the San Pedro Parks Wilderness with the Coyote Ranger District. San Pedro Parks Wilderness is easily accessed through the San Gregorio Lake Trailhead, and the district also provides access to the Continental Divide Scenic Trail. The Rio De Las Vacas and Clear Creek Campgrounds provide visitors with scenic views of the surrounding mountains. It’s the perfect weekend getaway and a respite from the New Mexico summer heat. Bull elk bugle in the fall, and quaking aspen change their colors to gold as temperatures cool.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Office hours


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Cuba Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Cuba Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Cuba Ranger District

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Cuba Ranger District

Big Game Hunting

Species mule deer, elk, cougar, bear

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Cuba Ranger District


Areas for Picnicking at Cuba Ranger District

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Cuba Ranger District

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The southern and eastern boundaries of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness have relatively gentle slopes making great areas for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Unfortunately road access to these areas is difficult due to snow.

The best winter access is via paved State Highway 126 east out of Cuba, NM, to Forest Road 70. Forest Road 70 is frequently not passable during winter so you likely must gear up near this intersection. It is approximately 3 miles to the San Gregorio Trailhead on Forest Road 70. Snowmobiling is a good option on Forest Road 70 to Forest Road 103.

Unpaved Forest Road 103 leaves paved State Highway 96 between Coyote & Gallina, NM, and is frequently not passable during winter for highway vehicles. Embark on Forest Road 103 as conditions permit for recreation opportunities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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