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Cibola National Forest

Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Running
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
57 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Over the course of the summer, we have hiked various trails in the Cibola National Forest. Some of my favorite trails are on the eastside, but they are all enjoyable. We have found that each one is both beautiful and unique. The views are nothing shy of breathtaking. This is a must for anyone that enjoys nature and the great... More

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Top Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Faulty route from Canyon Estates that was rated a "moderate" hike. We expected it to be 9 miles long. We ended up doing a bit more because the signs were nonexistent and were challenged by two ascents. Still, we had the trail to ourselves in the morning and the hike was invigorating. Hard to see much because... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After traveling to the top on the Sandia Tramway we had a wonderful time wondering the trails in the park

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Albuquerque NM
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can get there quickly from Albuquerque. A little relief from the desert. Lovely forest drive, and facilities for hiking or picnics that offer peace and quiet.

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