Getting to the Circle A Ranch
The Circle A Ranch is 5 miles north of Cuba at the end of Los Pinos Road. The major highway through Cuba is US 550. Los Pinos Road intersects with US 550 at the north edge of town. Coming from the South (Albuquerque) you go through town and turn right onto Los Pinos Road just after the 45 MPH sign and mile marker 65. Coming from the north (Farmington/Four Corners or Santa Fe/Taos via NM 96) you turn left onto Los Pinos Road just after the village limits sign. Follow the Ranch signs to stay on Los Pinos Road. After you cross the fifth cattle guard you are on the Circle A Ranch. Look for the sign directing you to turn right onto the Ranch driveway.
Cuba is a village of 800 people. It has a small grocery store, three restaurants, convenience stores, a hardware store, a dollar store, and two fast food stores. You can get the basics here, but may also want to bring food from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Farmington.
Here's a photo taken from Cuba Mesa, looking east from a couple of miles north of the village. Just in front of the ranch are our local badlands, variously called "little grand canyon" "baby badlands" and "the prehistoric". Behind the ranch are the San Pedro Mountains and the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.