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Cibola National Forest

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Albuquerque, NM
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Visited the Cibola National Forest near Magdalena, NM. The forest is very nice and there are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sabimax
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El Paso, Texas
Sandi Crest

This is a national forest.we have had fires this year and as a precaution the forest is closed. You... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Sandi M
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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Albuquerque, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cibola National Forest near Magdalena, NM. The forest is very nice and there are several good trails in the area as well as a ghost town.

Thank sabimax
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a national forest.we have had fires this year and as a precaution the forest is closed. You cannot drive up to the top at the present time. Check ahead to see if this is open ahead of time

2  Thank Sandi M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This area is covered with excellent trails for both hiking and mountain biking. The extra elevation is nice also as it is generally 10 - 15 degrees cooler than ABQ. If you like the outdoors at all, you'll love exploring the area.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We hiked the Three Guns Trail last year, but didn't get very far. The vandalism signs in the parking area worried me, especially since we were the only car parked there. We were pleasantly surprised this year to find that they had paved the road...More

1  Thank 4givN
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We took a drive from Placitas to Sandia Park over the mountain. We did not realize most of it was not paved, but we went slow and got over the mountain. It was a beautiful drive despite the dirt/rock road. There are beautiful scenic views...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Was a beautiful afternoon, we took a day trip to McGaffey lake dam at Cibola National Forest - peaceful place to go - take a picnic or if you like to camp out - or just go and spend the day - seen some people...More

Thank M G
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Well worth visiting, but you MUST be wary of forest fires this time of year. We are having a horrible drought!

1  Thank Mickey6448
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect end to an amazing outdoor day! Took a drive up to Sandia Crest to watch the sunset. Resturant and gift shop were closed, but for us that was okay, as we weren't looking to shop or est there. Just wanted the view. Enjoy the...More

Thank Laurie R
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We hiked the Tree springs trail and it was beautiful! The trail was not super well marked (we got a bit off the trail, but because it was well traveled were able to pick it up again quickly) but it lead through a beautiful forest...More

Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We will definitely return. The scenery is breathtaking and it is definitely worth taking some time and going up the mountain!

Thank Sid B
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jagonzalez33
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
This was a pretty easy walk-there were some steep parts, but they weren't too long. I think it took us a bit over two hours to walk the whole loop. There was still snow when we were there in March, but I'm pretty sure that... More
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