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Cat Mesa Via Peiffer Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 1,328 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Running No dogs
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Please note this trail is marked by cairns and footprints and can be difficult to follow.

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Kent Condie
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Most of this trail is nonexistent, poorly marked easy to lose the trail. There is no marked trailhead and no parking area. I parked on the road and got a warning citation

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Ryan Gleason
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HikingOff trail

Hard to find the start to this trail (or much of the trail for the lower half mile; just have to push through). Once you hit the actual trail, things are a lot better. Ran out of time before we got to the end so will need to revisit later.

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Brett Whalen
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Hiking

Kind of a "neighborhood trail," marked by cairns and footprints. I wouldn't necessarily drive out of my way for it, but if you're staying in Jemez Springs and want a hike without driving, it's a satisfying hike with some great views.

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Jeff Freels
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Hiking

Rough trail, but really fun. Went with my six and nine year old boys on a cold winter day in late December. They’re gamers, but we couldn’t make it the whole way. The cairns along the trail were helpful and the views were tremendous. Entrance to the trail is on a residential dirt road where there’s parking for about two cars, so don’t expect much in that regard. You may have to hike up from NM-4. We enjoyed it though.

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L T
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky
First to Review

This trail though...the glistening red rocks...the ubiquitous stacks of rock to guide you...the views....the flowers. I'm going back to explore tomorrow as I didn't hike the entire trail!

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John Giusto
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Hiking
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Larry Jones
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Hiking
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Stephanie Bergman
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Hiking
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Ashley Romano
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Hiking
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