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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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Road trip from ABQ

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Conway, Arkansas
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Conway, Arkansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful natural forest in easy reach to city. Peace and quiet. Easy access for any car. Hiking and opportunities to see wild life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Take it easy or take the hard route, but be sure to take a hike! Also head back in plenty of time to not encounter darkness.

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St Louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

the west side . little known to outsiders the other side of the mountain in Albuquerque is a alpine heaven its like going to Colorado but quicker! try the the green side cafe. when its 100 degree in the Duke head East.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was so much better than the tram which cost an arm and a leg. The views from Sandia crest were stunning and we even saw hummingbirds that swarmed my red sweatshirt. SO much fun. Can take your time and hike, see mule deer, sit and watch sunset... Highly recommend the drive to the top!!! Skip the tram, save your... More 

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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque

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