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Father's Day Hike - Cerro Del Yuta (Ute Mountain)

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Date: 2018-06-16 08:00 AM

Venue: Cerro del Yuta (Ute Mountain)

Date and Time of Hike: June 16, 2018 @ 8:00AM

Name of Hike:Cerro Del Yuta (Ute Mountain)  

Description of hike: 

Ute Mountain located in Taos County is a proposed Wilderness in the designated Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  Ute Mountain is part of the federal public land system managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office (575) 758-8851

Our group will enter the mountain on the north face of Ute Mountain.  We will approach the mountain from the Colorado / New Mexico border.  Since Ute Mountain is true wilderness and no developed trail system is in place, we will utilize game trails to scale the mountain.   We will have beautiful views of the southern Rocky Mountain in southern Colorado so bring your cameras.  

NMWA will partner with the Bureau of Land Management (Teddy Lucero) on this hike as they will provide an interpretation of the RGDN to give detailed geological information about the area located north of theπ Wild Rivers Recreation Area within the Taos Plateau.

Hike leaders: 

John Olivas – Traditional Community Organizer for New Mexico Wild 575-387-2665 or 505-379-5551(Cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - John has worked with New Mexico Wild for 10+ years and was instrumental in working with local traditional communities during the campaign for the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument designation. He has guided hikes on UTE Mountain since 2011.

Teddy Lucero– Upper Gorge Manager at Wild Rivers Recreation Area -575-770-9609– This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teddy Lucero is the current manager for the Wild River Recreation Area located inside the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. He has worked with BLM for 15 years and 11.5 of those years he worked on fire, wildlife habitat and range enhancement. He is a lifelong resident of Taos, New Mexico

Meet at 8:00AM on June 16th at the junction of NM 522 and NM 196 in Costilla, NM, approximately 20 miles north of Questa, NM.  We will meet at the Alta Gas Station on the corner.  I will be driving a White 2004 4-Door Chevy Duramax.


Suggested items to bring:

  • Water, snacks and lunch
  • Sunscreen and Hat
  • Camera and Binoculars
  • Good walking shoes and Walking Stick

Hiking distance:  5-6 miles roundtrip / Hiking time: 6-8 hours

The hike is listed as moderate to difficult with an elevation rise of approximately 2500 feet.


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  • 2018-06-16 08:00 AM

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