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“Challenging Hiking Adventures!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cibola National Forest

Ranked #31 of 217 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner description: A 1.5-million-acre park whose elaborate trail system includes La Luz Trail, which climbs over 3,300 feet in nine miles.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Challenging Hiking Adventures!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This park has many hiking trails and well-maintained recreation areas. The hikes are challenging to the high altitude and some rocky terrain. The trails are well-marked. Many of the recreation areas have restrooms. There is a small lodge with gift shop, food and restrooms at the topic the mountain. Be prepared for the changing temperatures on the mountain by layering clothes. Some roads are not paved and may be difficult for some cars to drive on. Overall, the Cibola Forest is beautiful and great for a day trip!

Visited October 2013
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43 reviews
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“Forrest Service on Furlough but trail is still open”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The La Luz Trail is great hiking challenge with some great views. Its 8+ miles to get all the way up. The best views start above the 3 mile mark. if you don't want to do the 16+ mile roundtrip you can take the Tram down (check schedule for operations). it costs $12 to go down and they don't take dogs. You can then take the Tramway trail back to the La Luz Parking. Its just a wonderful way to get out into the wilderness.

Visited October 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Great hiking experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Can't go wrong with Cibola - lots of trails for the experienced and novice hiker. Or just take the tram to the top of Sandia Mountain and enjoy the view.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous bush walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

To go for a walk in this gorgeous alpine country, just a short drive from Albuquerque, is a must. It's extraordinary how quickly the terrain changes as you ascend. From Albuquerque's roads, you are suddenly worlds away surrounded by pine forest, aspen, knowing that bears and cougars live there. Gorgeous short or long walks to do with magnificent views.

Visited August 2013
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Ace Tx
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“Amazing Mountain Top Moment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

You can see for 60 miles on the Mountain top. It is great place to reflect and plan. For it you and God in the wilderness.

Visited August 2013
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