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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 Trails

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
MLWade
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New York
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
98 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Sault Sainte Marie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved this walk althought it was not easy. Uneven paths, rocks, mean cacti that can pellet your pants, shoes and skin with tiny but hard to remove needles. Parking was free, but I did not see any other facilities nearby.

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