The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System covers approximately 2,200 acres and contains more than 15 miles of maintained trails. The non-motorized trails are conveniently located near the city limits of Carlsbad, and are primarily used by mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians.
The trails wind through the rolling limestone foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains and the rugged Chihuahuan Desert environment. A wide variety of cactus and wildlife add to the desert experience.
Hiking, horse-back riding, watchable wildlife. The trails also offer challenging mountain biking opportunities for all levels of riders.
None, other than a parking area and trail signs. The area can be very hot during the summer and it is highly recommended to carry lots of water.
Location / Access
The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System is located partially within the city limits of Carlsbad, NM , on its south-west side. From Lea Street, go west to Standpipe Rd; turn south and travel 3 miles to the gravel access road. Turn right and travel approximately 0.3 miles to the trailhead and parking area.