Step into Cuba is a program to promote physical activity through development of sidewalks, paths, trails, social support, and opportunities for lifestyle change. It is based in Cuba, New Mexico and it is guided by a partnership of organizations and individuals – the Step Into Cuba Alliance – and coordinated by the Nacimiento Community Foundation. Our vision is to create a healthier, and more pedestrian friendly community with opportunities for extraordinary walking and hiking on surrounding scenic public lands. We are eagerly anticipating the paving of St. Francis Park Loop Trail, a project much effort and many years in the making that will result with over a mile of paved all weather trail around St. Francis Park, one of Cuba’s busiest trails.
Step Into Cuba is also partnering with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Cuba community members and Sandoval County Tourism to apply for NM Department of Tourism’s Rural Pathways Project. The project will aim at developing a great tourism product and marketing plan for the Village of Cuba that promotes the great outdoor recreation opportunities in the region, including the Continental Divide Trail. We are looking forward to developing a great tool to draw people to the area, highlight the great things Cuba has to offer, and benefit local businesses.
You can find interactive maps and information about our local trails and projects at stepintocuba.org
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This graph shows the percentage of adults who meet this recommendation in Sandoval County (including Cuba) as compared to New Mexico and the United States in the years 2011, 2013, and 2015.
For more information on health stats in Sandoval County, check out the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.