Cibola National Forest

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  • Address: Socorro County, Albuquerque, NM 87113, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5053462650
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Camp, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Rock Climbing

Cibola National Forest - Review

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 Information

  • Try and reach the national park as early as possible.
  • Guided tours are available.

How To reach Cibola National Forest by Public Transport

  • Rented car

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TripHobo Highlights for Cibola National Forest

  • Cibola National Forest Address: Socorro County, Albuquerque, NM 87113, United States
  • Cibola National Forest Contact Number: +1-5053462650
  • Cibola National Forest Timing: 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Cibola National Forest Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cibola National Forest(preferred time): 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cibola National Forest: 06:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cibola National Forest

  • 18.52% of people who visit Albuquerque include Cibola National Forest in their plan

  • 76.4% of people start their Cibola National Forest visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Cibola National Forest

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cibola National Forest

People normally club together San Felipe De Neri Church and Isleta Casino & Resort while planning their visit to Cibola National Forest.

People also prefer to start their day with Cibola National Forest.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque Reviews

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  • Along the River campground is a wonderful surprise after the flat hot dessert type terrain we just went through. It is cool, green trees and yes a river. Very friendly staff and helpful too. Worth the short extra drive.

  • A wonderful "back to nature" destination! We thoroughly enjoyed the drive to the top. The road is in great condition and the views are spectacular. The picnic areas are clean and well maintained. All in all a wonderful trip that we can't wait to take again!! And if you have 4x4, be sure to take the "unimproved" road down the backside!! Gorgeous drive and an amazing cave about 6 milea in! That road is rough though and you will need good ground clearance. So worth it!

  • Did a nice hike this morning on the south end of the Sandia Mountains. South Crest trail to the Faulty trail to the Upper Faulty trail then back to the South Crest trail. About 5.5 miles or so. It was a very nice morning, not too hot, and even a bit moist and humid. Saw numerous people on the trail today, many with their dog. Not overly crowded early in the day, though.

  • Sandia Crest - Remarkable views of Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, wonderful hiking trails for those who like to be outside. Temperature at the peak was 20 degrees F cooler than the 92 degree temp in Albuquerque, so it was pretty refreshing. Drive up to the crest was very sinuous since it was switchback after switchback so if you are prone to be carsick, be aware.

  • I love the forest three and a half million Acres of Wildlife go elk hunting bear lion coyote 8000 ft above sea level. It's a wonderful experience every time and there's always something different

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