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Cibola National Forest

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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Activities: Running, Hiking
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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If you are a hiker this is not to be missed

One of the better hiking areas co located beside a big city. Stunning vistas from clearly marked trails. Will worth the time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of the better hiking areas co located beside a big city. Stunning vistas from clearly marked trails. Will worth the time.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don't think New Mexico is all desert! Enjoy the most amazing views, awesome hiking, and variety of birds and wildlife that will keep you wanting to go further. The trees and flowers offer scents and colors that change almost monthly, and certainly with the weather! Great camping sites, but don't expect luxury. Bring your sense of adventure and rejuvenate!

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GA,
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187 reviews 187 reviews
26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lots of things to do in this park. Picnics , hiking, drive along, camping. No RV's and over night stays are allowed though. Need a good half day to enjoy the views.

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Arlington, Texas
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413 reviews 413 reviews
52 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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