hiking
1 month ago

Check out the National Park Service for more detailed information. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/el_camino_real_de_tierra_adentro/La_Bajada_Mesa.html
Absolutely breathtaking views from the Mesa but the trail/road going down has been fenced off and closed. You really need an suv with a decent clearance as the roads are very rough. I have a RAV4 and made it fine but was jostled around plenty. Do not go after rain or snow!
It is worth the trip just to take in the amazing history coupled with the landscape.
There is a point you can go left and maybe meet another trail or lower portion but I didn’t have time to try it.

From nps.gov- Do not attempt to drive down the escarpment since the road is very rough and since the Pueblo of Cochiti land is half way down the slope. Permission is needed from the pueblo for any access to its lands in this area.