Glorieta Mesa

Santa Fe County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Terry Tiedeman

Begins about 10 mi. SE of city of Santa fe (57,000 residents). Extends ESE for 20 mi. along S side of I-25 to village of San Jose.

Part of Santa Fe National Forest, this 20-mi.-long, 600'-800' high mesa looms above the SFT from the Pecos River villages of San Jose and San Miguel, over 7,432' high Glorieta Pass, through Apache Canyon to the village of Canoncito. Dry camping/hunting is allowed atop this waterless mesa.

SFT followed N base of Glorieta Mesa. In March, 1862, a detachment of 400 Union troops traveled W across the mesa top undetected and destroyed the Texan Confederate supply train in Canoncito, ending the nearby Battle of Glorieta Pass.

    Location Information

  • View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 35.46241 -105.65475
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    Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Center
  • PO Box 909
  • Santa Fe, NM 87504
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