Cerro La Jara Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jemez Springs, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Note that there is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that.
Pleasant and flat, good during cool times of the year, all uncovered. Chance for wildlife.
Newly developed site. Trail was just a walk around a small hill. I suspect the site will see improvements over time
Impressive. Two herd of elk in the distance. A brief heavy rain brought the temp down a little.
Did Bandalier earlier in the day and got there too late in the day to do a longer trail....ended up doing the
Jara trail, closest to the staging area. The trail essentially just goes around Cerro la Jara.
Short but definitely worthwhile as you definitely take in the Caldera's lowland terrain.