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Old 03-13-2015, 07:44 AM   #1
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Cabezon yesterday

We rode the Cabezon area yesterday. We were unable to cross the Rio Puerco on the pipeline road. The river was running pretty good with lots of nasty looking mud and ledges getting in and out.

I might have tried it in my younger days but no more.

We ended up going east and crossing the river on the paved road in San Luis.

I saw we weren't too far from the bridge on the west side of Cabezon. We have taken a road that goes about half way. My maps don't show a road going the rest of the way. I looked on Google Earth and saw a faint road. I also saw a small road heading in the right direction after we crossed the Puerco heading south.

But I also saw a tough looking canyon and a fence.

Has anyone ever bushwacked over there?

We also had to cross a couple of other of large arroyos with more running water than normal, but they were sandy and we had no problem.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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We rode the Cabezon area yesterday. We were unable to cross the Rio Puerco on the pipeline road. The river was running pretty good with lots of nasty looking mud and ledges getting in and out.

I might have tried it in my younger days but no more.

We ended up going east and crossing the river on the paved road in San Luis.

I saw we weren't too far from the bridge on the west side of Cabezon. We have taken a road that goes about half way. My maps don't show a road going the rest of the way. I looked on Google Earth and saw a faint road. I also saw a small road heading in the right direction after we crossed the Puerco heading south.

But I also saw a tough looking canyon and a fence.

Has anyone ever bushwacked over there?

We also had to cross a couple of other of large arroyos with more running water than normal, but they were sandy and we had no problem.

The older maps I have show that road going through. About 4 years ago I went out there trying to get through and ran into a gate about 1/4 mi from the big arroyo on the east side (Rio Puerco???). 1 or 2 years ago I tried it again from both sides, the opposite side is fenced and they moved the east side gate out a mile or two closer towards Cabezon peak.

The landowner/squatter/occupant has it blocked off pretty well. Apparently it used to go through at one time.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I guess we won't try that next time.

I never knew you could get across by heading east, but one of the guys knew the way. So that was good to learn. We needed to go east anyway to do the ride we planned.
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