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La Cueva Trail

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This is a short, easy to trail to view the Cave (La Cueva).


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

5,647' 1,721 m

High

5,396' 1,645 m

Low

279' 85 m

Up

28' 8 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek

Family Friendly An easy trail for the kids.

Description

This is a short easy to trail to view the Cave (La Cueva). It is very wide and well-maintained. From this trail you can also connect to the Filmore Canyon Trail and Dripping Springs Trail for a longer hike.

Flora & Fauna

Mesquites, acacias, sumacs, skeletonleaf goldeneye, and cacti.

Contacts

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
View of the Organ Mountains
Apr 16, 2018 near White S…, NM
The inside of La Cueva offers a view into the home of a group of inhabitants from 5000 BC.
Jan 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
View of some of the La Cueva Rocks.
Aug 20, 2020 near White S…, NM
View of the Cave Rocks and barrel cactus in bloom.
Aug 15, 2018 near White S…, NM
View of  La Cueva rocks and barrel cactus.
Aug 20, 2020 near White S…, NM

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Mar 5, 2021
Donna Kepf
Nice hike I've done good size boulders to climb over. 1mi
Mar 5, 2021
Nick Kepf
1mi — 0h 34m
Nov 8, 2020
Drew Herpel
1mi — 0h 40m
Sep 12, 2020
Olivia Bellomo
1mi
Jan 24, 2019
Kasie Hawkins
Nov 16, 2018
Brad Strathman
Short hike to a cave. Very scenic spots to take pictures of the Organ Mountains. 1mi
Apr 16, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Easy trail leading to an interesting cave. Good views of the Organ Mountains and also many wildflowers during the summer. 1mi — 0h 25m
Feb 4, 2018
Carl Whorton