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Cebolla Mesa

MODERATE 11 reviews
#24 of 45 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.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 767 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


Monday, June 04, 2018

Must have 4x4 to get to the trailhead.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

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.

Monday, March 05, 2018

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

Sunday, March 04, 2018

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

Monday, December 25, 2017

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.

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