Chicoma Mountain

A memorable road trip to Chicoma Mountain

Chicoma Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.403m (11,164ft) above the sea level, located in Rio Arriba County, northwest of Santa Fe in northern New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of New Mexico.

Set high in the Jemez Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 144. It’s usually impassable in winters. 4x4 vehicle recommended. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. The drive up is scenic, and the dirt and gravel road is pretty well maintained. It's good to have a GPS and the summit waypoint.

 

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