Cerro La Jara Loop Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Cerro La Jara Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note that there is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Pleasant and flat, good during cool times of the year, all uncovered. Chance for wildlife.

hiking
Friday, April 01, 2016

Newly developed site. Trail was just a walk around a small hill. I suspect the site will see improvements over time

hiking
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Impressive. Two herd of elk in the distance. A brief heavy rain brought the temp down a little.

hiking
Sunday, May 06, 2012

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.