Fisher community Trail

A lightning storm from the Fisher trail head.

A lightning storm from the Fisher trail head.

Distance: 1.8 miles   

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult   

The Fisher Trail provides a beautiful location for walkers who want a wilderness experience within walking distance of the center of Cuba. It begins at a parking area on the Cubita Road 1 mile north of the NM 197 junction. The trail follows contours of the side of a tree covered mesa uphill and downhill until it crosses a large arroyo. It then climbs to a ridge that leads to the nearest corner of Santa Fe National Forest. Cairns (large rock pile markers) end at this point. Ambitious hikers can continue through a break in the cliff to the top of Cuba Mesa. The trail crosses from pinon~juniper woodland to ponderosa-oak forest and provides striking views of sandstone cliffs, the Nacimiento Mountains and the Village of Cuba. Wildlife sightings are frequent here. Bring water.