Great hiking trails. Saw a herd of deer and other critters. Lovely sunset. Enjoyed our visit and the day at the forest.
Since the tramway was closed for annual maintenance, we took the scenic drive up to the Sandia Peaks. The drive was very nice and we got some great pictures on the way.
We always enjoy visiting any number of locations several times a year. It is a quick drive from ABQ that leaves one refreshed without the hassles of long travels elsewhere.
There are a number of great trails throughout the Cibola National Forest. We took a trail to the summit of Monzano Peak. Some of the lesser traveled trails could use some maintenance. I was glad to have my iPhone with a good GPS running. Cell service was good to most locations.
We loved the view, and so did the photographer in our family. The drive is nice, and well kept. So are the facilities and trails.
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I love driving through here and camping. the VLA or very large array is there, such a cool thing to see, drive up into the mountains and watch the sunset, after an hour or two the sky is so clear, your right in the dark spot, as in "The Dark Spot" one of the clearest views of the night sky... More
Those who have lived here and haven't been here are missing out. This place is beautiful with trails for all levels. Hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding...so many ways to enjoy the forest!
We went hiking this week on a trail off of Las Huertas Creek- just take 165 through Placitas to about mile marker 14 and you'll see a small parking area for about 7 cars. On the right is a dip and the beginning of trail. It's green, relatively untraveled with many wildflowers and flowering shrubs. It is quiet except for... More
So many different things to do in the CNF. There is some primitive camping near Sandia Peak - the views are great, and the hiking is great. Hasn't been much snow lately, so the cross-country isn't that great. Again on the way to Sandia Peak, there is a cool place for sledding for the kids. Well kept and not trashed.
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