Travel guide to the top of Cerro Vista
Cerro Vista is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.645m (11,958ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Mora and Taos counties, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of New Mexico.
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains range, within the Carson National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 124. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years.
Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from Forest Road 440, the ascent is 7.08km (4.4 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 667 meters. The average gradient is 9.42%.