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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System covers approximately 2,200 acres and contains more than 15 miles of maintained trails. The non-motorized trails are conveniently located near the city limits of Carlsbad, and are primarily used by mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians.

      The trails wind through the rolling limestone foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains and the rugged Chihuahuan Desert environment. A wide variety of cactus and wildlife add to the desert experience.
      Access Info:
      The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System is located partially within the city limits of Carlsbad, NM , on its south-west side. From Lea Street, go west to Standpipe Rd; turn south and travel 3 miles to the gravel access road. Turn right and travel approximately 0.3 miles to the trailhead and parking area.
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      Open on Aug 27, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,214
      State Ranking
      #35
      Trails
      11
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,755 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,524 ft
      Total Vertical
      304 ft
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      40

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      user #1611099ratdoctortrailLa Cueva ConnectorThe correct name of this trail is Erosion Gulch!
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 10:29pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      user #1384145ddcdtrailBack to the TruckA lot of loose rock. Nice gradual climbs with...
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:53am
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