Stable Mesa

MODERATE 7 reviews
#37 of 74 trails in

Stable Mesa is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

(UPDATED) Directions from ABQ: US550 to NM 4. After 9.5 miles, turn left onto NM485. 485 turns into FR376. After @12.5 miles from where you left NM 4, you will see a "road closed sign & gate. Park near it. The trailhead is across the bridge on your right.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Bring plenty of water and snacks. Also, trekking poles if you feel you need extra support as there is a a steep area with loose rock, but the view is so worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

The drive up to this trail was gorgeous, but there is quite a long stretch of dirt road that may take smaller cars a little longer to traverse (though it shouldn't keep you from going). This trail is a little difficult to find, but if you follow the instructions given, you should be able to find it . This trail starts off very easy and relaxing, right next to the river, but the farther you go, the harder it gets. There's a short very steep, very rocky part right at the end. Incredible views and overall great hike! It took me almost two hours to get to the top of the mesa.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Directions from ABQ: US550 to NM 4. After 9.5 miles, turn left onto NM475. 475 turns into FR376. After @12.5 miles from where you left NM 4, you will see a "road closed sign & gate. Park near it. The trailhead is across the bridge on your right.

Whenever the trail forks, keep left. The first 2 miles or so is a moderate hike. The last .4 to the top of the mesa is steep with lots of loose rock. There are some great views to be had from the top where it is fairly level. Definitely doing this one again.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

this trail is great but if you don't get good directions you won't find it. I suggest getting 60 hikes 60 miles Albuquerque for directions and a basic map.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2011

I really enjoyed this hike. It has some great views of the Nacimientos and some nice rock formations up top. The first Mile is easy enough but the next mile or so is chocked full of scree that is very loose and it is very steep, so be careful. Once on top, it is very easy. I'd allow 4 hours at least to enjoy thoroughly.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016