Cebolla Mesa

MODERATE 11 reviews
#21 of 33 trails in

Cebolla Mesa is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Cristobal, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
767 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers


4 months ago

Must have 4x4 to get to the trailhead.

5 months ago

We were recommended this over La Junta, mainly because the drive from Taos was 1/2 an hour shorter. The drive to the trailhead/campground area is a not great, road is dirt and has quite a bit of potholes, so take it slow.

The trail itself is a bit challenging. The beginning going down is quite steep. At about half way it is not as steep and pretty easy. The access to the river is a nice area, you can be brave and jump in, but be aware of the strong current. Hiking back up is obviously harder and the steep beginning(end going up) is hard. All in all, well worth it, took an hour down and 1.25 hrs up.

7 months ago

Love the camp sites
Looks like the bridge to get to the picnic tables was washed out?

7 months ago

The water is gorgeous at the bottom and the hike back to the top makes drinking a cold one at the end totally guilt free

9 months ago

Worth it, but definitely not an easy trail.

Friday, October 13, 2017

In no way shape or form is this trail easy. It was a fun hike, but definitely not easy.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The reward at the bottom was not worth the physical exertion to climb back up the cliff.
This is not an easy hike.

5 months ago

11 months ago

Monday, March 23, 2015