Cuba Ranger District
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:||8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Open Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.|
Areas for Campground Camping at Cuba Ranger District
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
Areas for Day Hiking at Cuba Ranger District
- Anastacio Trail
- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail #813
- Damian Trail #436
- Los Pinos Trail
- Lucero Trail #34
- Palomas Trail #50
- Palomas Trailhead
- Perchas Trail #418
- Rattlesnake Ridge Trail #48
- San Jose Trail #33
- Upper Clear Creek Trail #417
- Vacas Trail/San Gregorio Lake Trailhead #51
Areas for Backpacking at Cuba Ranger District
Areas for Horse Riding at Cuba Ranger District
Big Game Hunting
|Species||mule deer, elk, cougar, bear|
Areas for Interpretive Areas at Cuba Ranger District
Areas for Picnicking at Cuba Ranger District
Areas for Group Picnicking at Cuba Ranger District
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.