Penistaja Mesa climbs to 7,205 feet (2,196.08 meters) above sea level. It is located approximately two hours from Albuquerque in northwestern New Mexico (in Sandoval County) west of the village of Cuba. It lies between Ceja Pelon Mesa (to the west) and Mesa de Cuba (to the east). Its badlands are often considered one of the nine San Juan Basin Badlands, but they are relatively unknown. They lie in the Nacimiento sedimentary layer, which is approximately 65 to 55 million years old (the Paleocene Period).
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Posted: April 7, 2013