Named after the Zuni Indian name pronounced as See-bo-lah which relates to their group of pueblos and tribal lands, Cibola National Forest is one of the most beautiful natural retreats near Albuquerque.
Spread over 1.6 million acre; verdant trees, meadows and mountains adorn the national forest. There are many camping grounds, climbing areas and walking trails to explore in the national forest. Ideal for a day-trip from Albuquerque city centre!
Activities: Hunting, hiking, skiing, camping
Cibola National Forest Travel Tips
- Try and reach the national park as early as possible.
- Guided tours are available.
How to Reach Cibola National Forest
- Rented car
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6.73% of people who visit Albuquerque include Cibola National Forest in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
95% of people start their Cibola National Forest visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
5 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 5 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Cibola National Forest
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cibola National Forest
People normally also visit Isleta Casino & Resort while planning their trip to Cibola National Forest.
Cibola National Forest Reviews & Ratings
This is a great place to visit. Tall stately trees. Fascinating rock formations. Gorgeous Rivers. You never know what you're going to see next. Solitude. They even have naturally-growing wild potatoes. And all for free.
Wonderful forest. Well maintained. Excellent trail marking. Strawberry Canyon & Quaking Aspen trails just south of Ft. Wingate / east of Gallup.
When looking for spectacular parts of the western United States, this spectacular Forest should not be overlooked. The varying elevations and vegetation are spectacular sites. If you look in the right places you will find all kinds of wildlife. Forest service does a good job here and you can expect a pleasant stay. Don't miss it.
First time hiking in this particular forest and let me tell you, it was breathtaking! Tons of trails, and amazing views. I will definitely be back.
Beautiful with very nice hikes. Tent camping is not for the faint of heart as the winds are strong with random storms during certain seasons. I lost two tents to storm damage and three camp chairs to a thoroughly soaked fire that restarted but I still had a wonderful time! It's one of my family's favorite camp stories! 😂