Cabezon Wilderness Study Area Trails Topo Map

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The Spanish name El Cabezón, “the big head,” accurately describes this volcanic formation, but it hardly does justice to the largest, most well-known, and arguably most dramatic of many volcanic plugs in the Mount Taylor volcanic field, which began erupting about 25 million years ago. To many people, Cabezon resembles Wyoming’s more famous volcanic neck, Devils Tower. It has the same swarthy, basaltic appearance, the same black columns rising vertically to a rounded top. And it, too, is beloved by climbers. Indeed, only one non-technical route leads to the summit, a steep and exposed route on the plug’s southeast side. Trails in the Cabezon WSA, like those around Cabezon Peak, are unmarked and unmaintained. The open terrain, however, readily allows cross-country hiking and ridges and drainages provide natural routes. This trail guide covers an area with no maintained trails.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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