Cibola National Forest

Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque: Tickets, Tours, Address, Cibola National Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Cibola National Forest
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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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rebel56
Lebanon, VA201 contributions
Nice Place to walk or hike
Jun 2021
Visited and took a north hike. It was very hot so it’s best to visit in late afternoon or early morning. Great place for kids to explore.
Written June 21, 2021
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bcasey1
Plant City, FL1,665 contributions
Pretty desert park walks with some unique cacti
May 2021 • Friends
We walked around here a bit while waiting for our trip up the Sandia Tramway. It was fun to see the different kinds of desert life. We enjoyed some surprising bursts of color on the cactus.
Written June 2, 2021
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Colleen C
Troy, NY1,543 contributions
HOLY DRIVE!
Apr 2021
If your a nervous driver on the edge of a mountain I would stay away from this crazy drive ~ WOW but if you can handle that the view of the Rio Grande and Albuquerque is worth it.
We went in April and even though the café and store was closed up there they still asked for a parking fee. There was still snow at the top and was not completely removed from the steps and ramp that leads to the summit point So can be tricky if your already wobbly from the drive up.

Drive up is about 30 mins up and then 30 down. ohh and watch for bicyclist and deer~ many were on the road.
Written April 14, 2021
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Sentimental Nomad
Albuquerque, NM294 contributions
So Many Hikes
Feb 2021
We love the Cibola Forest bordering the Sandia Mountains! As one person reported, it’s “hiking galore!” There are so many wonderful hikes in this area. Must go at sunset on the “Watermelon” mountains! Hikes range from easy to hard, great for toddlers, true hikers, bikers, & climbers. A little something for everyone!
Written February 1, 2021
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John Huber
2 contributions
hiking at crest
Oct 2020
amazing views of the mountains and Albuquerque. Could see literally hundreds of miles in all directions.
Written October 19, 2020
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Elaine S
Edgewood, NM24 contributions
Hiking galore...
Feb 2020
Hundreds of trails on both the east & west side of the mountain. The trails range in difficulty from very easy to strenuous. In the winter, I prefer to hike the west side of the mountain, the Albuquerque side, because the trails are dry and usually not covered in snow. That being said, shade can vary and there usually isn't much of it. In the summer, I stick to the east side of the mountain where there are trees and lovely trails. In the winter, the east side is usually too muddy and many trails are covered in ice & snow.
Written March 29, 2020
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LaurettaYoung
Portland, OR545 contributions
So many trails
Mar 2020
This of course is the desert. Make sure you take enough water and have sunscreen even in winter. We had a wonderful hike with some snow at higher elevations. Went to see the birds and found Thrashers, Wrens, Titmice and others. I would use walking sticks if any balance issues as several places were slippery with gravel and or required climbing over boulders. Great quiet peaceful hikes. Did not see snakes at this time of year but of course it was still cool out. Several entrances with short or longer hikes.
Written March 8, 2020
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Dean B
Keystone, SD125 contributions
Unexpected beuty
Jan 2020
Did a drive through on our way to Arizona and we were quite pleased with the scenery. We did not expect this.
Written January 21, 2020
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,752 contributions
Good trails and chance to spot wildlife
Oct 2019
There are some very good hiking trails found around here for different levels. There are also quite high chances to view wildlife during the hike or driving around. There are a couple of spots with really good scenary.
Written November 12, 2019
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Eileen
Santa Fe, NM6 contributions
Pretty Drive to Sandia Crest
Oct 2019
We drove through the forest and saw several areas with beautiful Aspens. The visitor center at Sandia Crest has a nice gift shop and cafe. Views of the city are just beautiful.
Written October 9, 2019
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