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Cibola National Forest

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Address: , Albuquerque, NM
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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 Views and a Serene Environment

My 18 year old son and I enjoyed a drive through this beautiful area as we drove the Turquois Trail. We were on a road trip to Albuquerque. The little towns were nice, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My 18 year old son and I enjoyed a drive through this beautiful area as we drove the Turquois Trail. We were on a road trip to Albuquerque. The little towns were nice, and the highlight was the drive up the scenic byway to the Sandia Crest. What a beautiful view and a nice little hike on the crest trail.... More 

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Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a fantastic trip .. Driving through here towards Los Alamos. Far better than an interstate.

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful scenery, wildlife and weather. Drove up the east side of Sandia crest and look out over the valley with all of Albuquerque on a great day in August.

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

very good trail maps, saw some mule deer and tons of huge rocks. Rangers were very helpful. I didn't mind paying a dollar to park.

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our trip to Cibola National Forest was beautiful and perfect. We just didn't plan for the quick changes in weather. Makes sure you pack a jacket to be safe.

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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lots of great hiking opportunities through Cibola National Forest. Most are rustic so be sure to wear good shoes and bring plenty of water.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Cibola is what defines New Mexico's high country, as far as I'm concerned. It actually sprawls all over Central New Mexico, Texas, and into Oklahoma. Each section has its own unique "feel" to it, with differing topography, flora, and fauna. If you don't get to know the Cibola when you live in New Mexico, you really don't know New... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Winding up the east side of the Sandia Mountains to the crest thereof, you travel through several miles of the scenic Cibola National Forest. And you experience several climatic zones during the ascent. If you wish, you can make it a "loop" drive -- about 30 miles in length -- all the way around the northeastern edge of the Albuquerque... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful scenery and and easy drive. A nice gift shop is located at the peak and you can walk the edge of the mountain on a trail. If you don't like heights it won't be for you

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful views but GPS directions way wrong. Look for Sandia Peak. Head to the patio of the snack bar and enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch. Then enjoy the hummingbirds flying by the feeders.

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