Cuba schools cross country trails

 A break in the storm on the Cuba Schools Cross Country Trails. 

A break in the storm on the Cuba Schools Cross Country Trails. 

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Distance: 0.25-5 miles

Difficulty: Easy to  moderately difficult

The network of school cross-country trails provides many options for a short or more extended walk or hike. These trails can be entered at all hours from the access points shown. Paved parking is located outside the school fence as indicated. Loops of 0.5 miles (green line), 1.8 miles (orange line), 2.5 miles (black line) are signed. There are many lovely pinon, juniper, ponderosa and oak trees. There are beautiful views of the Nacimiento Mountains, Cuba Mesa and nearby sandstone cliffs. Bring water and a snack for extended hikes.

 

School Overlook Trail

 An incredible view from the School Overlook Trail.

An incredible view from the School Overlook Trail.

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Distance: 0.5 mile

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

The network of school cross-country trails provides access to a spur trail on BLM land that leads to a scenic overlook of the Cuba valley. The entrance to the trail can be found along the green loop near the northeast corner of the cross country trails network. Look along the fence line for the v-gate entrance to the trail. The trail leads you across some small arroyos and up a sandstone ridge to a high point where there are beautiful views of the Nacimiento Mountains, Cuba Mesa and nearby sandstone cliffs. Bring water and a snack for extended hikes.