Meet up with BLM Park Rangers for this off-trail hike to the top of Ute Mountain (10,093'). This will be a strenuou hike that ascends 2,500 feet over 2 1/2 miles, mostly cross-country. Bring snacks, plenty of water; wear sun protection, and be rewarded by a new perspective of the Rio Grande Gorge and beautiful autumn aspens at the summit. Carpool from the Alta gas station in Costilla, 20 minutes north of Questa, and 50 minutes north of Taos. High clearance vehicles are needed to access the starting point of the hike.
Climb a Volcano!
- State Highway 522
- Questa, NM 87556
- Ute Mt., Wild Rivers area of the Rio Grande Nat'l Monument