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Cibola National Forest

Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #5 of 85 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Running
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Owner description: A 1.5-million-acre park whose elaborate trail system includes La Luz Trail, which climbs over 3,300 feet in nine miles.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We drove to the top of the Sandia Mountains on the east side. We visited the Gift Shop. We had coffee and hot chili soup. We hiked the trail near the gift shop. It is the trail that takes you to a stone building built by the CCC back in the 1930s or maybe the 1920s. I do know the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Love driving the winding roads from Albuquerque to the top of Sandia mountains. Nothing more peaceful than hiking around on the well-groomed trails and seeing the stone house and seeing snow in the fall with the aspen quaking golden leaves. A favorite place to me for sure.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I drove through around sunset/twilight and it was an amazing experience! Lots of great views and places to turn off the road for hiking trails. I made it to the top just before sunset and the view of the mountains and the city below was breathtaking!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you enjoy hiking, picnicking, and relaxing in one of the United States many National Forests, then don't pass up the chance to visit the Cibola National Forest in Central New Mexico. This is a year round very active forest and you will always find something fun to do, including the skiing in winter.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We did some of the smaller trails including the one that will take you to the Aerial Tram at the top of the mountains. The views at the top are awesome of Albuquerque. I would consider these easy to moderate. We also did some of the lower trails but they were a bit more rocky and lots of loose gravel.... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Forests are always beautiful, even in fall when groups of trees start to turn color. We drove up the mountain. There weren't many people on the road. The highlight was a family of 5-6 deer grazing on the side of the road who posed for pictures.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

U can enjoy a couple of hours walking in the mountains good scinec landscapes, in summer you can see birds

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The scenery was awesome and the view of Albuquerque is spectacular at night! The tram operator pointed out some points of interest going up the mountain.

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Merrimack, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

10678 ft up. Beautiful...nice roads to journey uo & down. Trailheads all along the way...just make sure you research the trails to ensure you can do the hikes in higher altitude

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love hiking here. Great scenery change with the elevation. Make sure to bring extra water and snacks if you plan to hike more than 2 hours because it's strenuous. Trails tend to be crowded with people and dogs on the weekend. If you are not used to the altitude you may get tired very quickly!

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