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About Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque

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 Get To Cibola National Forest by Public Transport

  • Rented car

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Address: Socorro County, Albuquerque, NM 87113, United States

Phone: +1-5053462650

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

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Float over the Rio Grande Valley during a sunrise hot-air balloon flight from Albuquerque, home of the largest hot-air balloon festival in the world. As the sun comes up over the Sandia Mountains, admire the dramatic reds and oranges that fill the sky, and learn about the features of the New Mexico landscape from your expert pilot. Back on the ground, celebrate a memorable flight with sparkling wine and a light breakfast for a perfect start to your day.

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  • The tram ride up and down was fun and provided for some spectacular views. The tram operators gave a short talk about the tram as well as the surrounding area on the ride. Definitely not for anyone afraid of high places as you are hundreds of feet above the valley floor. The trails on the peak are easy to moderate and well groomed. The views both on the trail and on the peaks are amazing. This was a wonderful place to enjoy nature for a late morning hike. The winds are gusty at the top and might be a little chilly in the morning or evening so it would be a good idea to have a light jacket just in case. There are shorter trails of a mile or two as well as much longer trails that could make for a day of hiking so you can choose your own adventure.

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  • The views are amazing and the trails around the peak are very well maintained. There is a $3 parking permit fee that you pay once you park at one of the signs. The gift shop isn't much but it has incredible views! This is an excellent stop if you are visiting Albuquerque.

  • Amazing - just be sure to bring a GPS and be prepped for a rigorous hike once you exit the forest and enter wilderness. Absolutely amazing views on the ridge trail. A few places to camp and some fairly forest on the 10k trail.

  • I love this place. So many trails and places to go, and if you go deep enough you can avoid the "riff Raff" and find nice, peaceful, and damn beautiful areas deep in the Sandia wilderness. Totally worth exploring from stem to stern. I'll never stop hiking these trails, there's so much to find and so much to experience. And given the city of ABQ, it's a wonder to have right outside the door.

  • It was 100 degrees in Albuquerque, yet at the crest, it was a comfortable 75 degrees. We hiked under the canopy of the forest trees and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was like I had my own outddoor studio in my backyard this whole time.

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