Greenie Peak is a truly outstanding 4x4 adventure in NM
Greenie Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.432m (11,259ft) above the sea level, located in Taos County, in Northern New Mexico, USA. The road to the summit is not well maintained. It’s one of the highest roads of New Mexico.
Tucked away in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. The trail is rocky and extremely rough so just ride with caution. The trail is narrow with few places for passing so meeting someone can be a challenge. During the summer, the road is very rough and has loose rock in some places. In the winter, the road is not plowed. The switchbacks are very tight. Keep an eye on the weather for thunderstorms and lightning. The road goes all the way to the summit. In order to drive this road up, you need a 4x4 vehicle. It’s pretty narrow in parts.
It's pretty busy on weekends and holiday seasons. The road is totally impassable in winters, often until July 4th or later. The trail is very steep. There can be some small mud holes on the trail that are usually just deep enough to reach the wheel rim. The road provides some spectacular views of snow capped mountains.
Pic: Rosy Morris