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Cibola National Forest

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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Activities: Hiking, Running
Description: A 1.5-million-acre park whose elaborate trail system includes La Luz...
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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Great natural forest area just west of Socorro

Cibola is all split up into different Districts. This trip was into the Magdalena District between Socorro and the VLA. There is a small GPAA mining claim up a narrow dirt road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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381 reviews 381 reviews
49 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Cibola is all split up into different Districts. This trip was into the Magdalena District between Socorro and the VLA. There is a small GPAA mining claim up a narrow dirt road, but still within a 40 minute drive from Socorro, quite convenient. The roads are well maintained and marked frequently with mile posts for easy navigation and remembering where... More 

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Love exploring all the trails. Views are spectacular. Wish I had more time to send on the trails. Also great for biking, running, hiking etc.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Cibola National Forest offers great hiking, picnic, and recreation areas. If you follow the road to the top of the mountain, you can see for miles across Albuquerque. Be wary of overexertion - it's a high elevation!

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Moriarty
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You should not come to NM and skip this place. It is as if God sprinkled a little bit of all the beauties on the earth here. Beautiful.

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Laguna, NM
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

fresh air, nature and fun. Great place to unwind and check out the vast openness. I love the forest and seeing the birds.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The forest provides lots of space to run and explore. There are camping, hiking, and picnic areas for all levels of family activities. Hiking for all levels of experience.

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Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Worth the drive or the walk. Avoid noon to three on hot days. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Great views of the valley and wildlife.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
98 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

From the city side there isn't a lot of access via road, the best place was from the Sandia Peak Tramway, the terminal at the bottom is in the park, and has access to a trail to the top. Great for hiking, huge boulders, great view. Take lots of water, its a desert. Stay time is dependent on what you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The view from the Tram is super. The Tram was terribly crowded but it was the holidays. The forest is visible from Sandia Peak.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went for a hike in the lower area, through the foothills. A great place to walk. Lots of mountain bikers - everyone was friendly and it was a great holiday hike.

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