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Areas in Upper Rio Puerco Valley

Cabezon Peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cerro Guadalupe 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 6,270 ft
GPS: 35.609, -107.134 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Mark Dalen on Jul 5, 2013
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

On a typical day from Highway 550 north of San Ysidro you can see a half dozen volcanic plugs off to the west. Cabezon & Guadalupe are the nearest, the rest lie on private range land and are almost always gated.

The rock is typically welded tuff & basalt. Though quality varies widely there are often patches of solid rock. Cabezon, the most developed in terms of trails & signage, sees the most activity from local mountain clubs. If there are many cars in the parking lot, consider coming back another day.
All but a handful of these some dozen volcanic necks have gated closures due to grazing leases Details

Getting There

Turnoff lies midway between San Ysidro & Cuba. The sign along US 550 indicates a turn west toward Torreon. State Road 279 is paved the first dozen or so miles before abruptly turning to dirt. Make a sharp left turn down a hill & up the other side, then look for another left turn going about a half mile up to parking. The trail is obvious & skirts the south shoulder of Cabezon to reach the standard ascent route on the SE side.

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