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“Stunning Views”

Ranked #35 of 226 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.
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were glad to finally get to hike this trail as it was closed for maintenance when we were here last year. We were not disappointed as the views were absolutely stunning. The trail is well marked and you can climb as high as you are comfortable with. We saw several species of birds, and the cactus was in full bloom.

There are several parking spots but the sign in the lot made us very uncomfortable. It warns that there have been many incidents of car vandalism, and to secure your valuables out of sight. Easy to do, but when you are travelling, everything you own is in your car. We didn't go very far along the trail for this reason, but we had no incidents. Next time we would go to the hotel first, and then come back!

Thank 4givN
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

My wife and I recently visited New Mexico and stayed in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. On the drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe we stopped at the Sandia Peak Tramway and rode it to the top of the mountain.

As you leave the base Tram station, you enter the Cibola National Forest. The scenery is stunning. The day we visited there was quite a bit of snow on top of Sandia Peak which made it even more beautiful.

The landscape here is amazing and worth every view you can take in.

Thank pparrothead
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

A good place to get out of the town. Lot's of hiking trails (short and easy to long and difficult). Plenty of camping sites and picnic locations.

Thank mmikko
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Cibola National Forest is a refreshing change from most "tourist attractions" in that it is completely noncommercial. Great views of the mountains.

Thank dg2727
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

we just drove thru this. it was beautiful with all the trees. we didnt get off the main road so not sure what lays hidden inside

Thank Mickey W
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