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Cibola National Forest

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Albuquerque, NM
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Was a beautiful afternoon, we took a day trip to McGaffey lake dam at Cibola National Forest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
M G
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Beautiful!

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mickey6448
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Corrales, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandia crest” (11 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
“scenic drive” (3 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM
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"sandia crest"
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"hiking trails"
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"scenic drive"
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"lovely drive"
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"maple trail"
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"water canyon"
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"new mexico"
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"great place to hike"
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"tram station"
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"closed for maintenance"
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"gift shop"
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"santa fe"
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"the sandia peak tramway"
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"trees"
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"sledding"
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is a lovely drive with lots of areas to pull off, hike and picnic. Very peaceful environment. It was a bit snowy when we were there - beautiful. I imagine when the weather is a bit nicer the birding would be great. Unfortunately, the...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute decision on a trip from Roswell to Santa Fe, and well worth the detour. The drive up 165 was bumpy but had several spectacular views. Make sure your vehicle is worthy of the journey.

Thank Robin L
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Cibola National Forest is literally at the edge of the city. You can take a bus or drive to the edge of town and hike from the desert into forested mountains. On hot days, the coolness of 10,000 feet is a joy. The views...More

Thank pacific_gator
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The majority of the trails are very easy. If you go to the peak, there are great views of the city. It's pine woods, and smells wonderful. Most trails would be difficult on a bike, but if you're in training, going up the road to...More

Thank kmchicag0
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Cibola is a hidden gem amongst the typical desert landscape of New Mexico. There are huge pine trees and grass.

1  Thank Shantkayaks
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oilpainterpat
17 September 2015|
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Response from catherineh417 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure where you can find that information. A good rule of thumb is that the higher the elevation and latitude, the sooner the color. Generally, aspen change first, beginning in late September.
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