Agua Fria Peak

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Agua Fria Peak

Agua Fria Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.380m (11,089ft) above the sea level, located in southwestern Colfax County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It’s one of the highest roads of New Mexico.

Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico, in the picturesque Moreno Valley, the road to the summit, also known as Angel Fire Peak, is totally unpaved. It’s called Angel Fire Peak Road. The road is totally impassable in winters, often until July 4th or later. The trail is narrow with few places for passing so meeting someone can be a challenge. In order to drive this road up, you need a high clearance vehicle. The trail is very steep. Starting from the paved NM-434 road, the ascent is 29.77km (18.5 miles) long.


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