Any vehicle - Takes about 1 hour - A high, grand view of the Cuba Valley and high desert to the west, especially nice in the fall. Ten miles from downtown Cuba (see the map). Take paved highway 126 off of 550 at the north end of Cuba. Travel east 9 miles up into the Santa Fe National Forest to the top of the grade. Forest Road 98 takes off to the right here and any car can negotiate the 1.7 miles to the overlook. Standing at 9,100', you are looking down some 3,000' to the terrain stretching out below! From here the road turns sharply left and divides in two. Do not proceed any farther without a 4-wheel drive vehicle!

Cuba, New Mexico & Surrounding Area