Cibola National Forest

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Cibola National Forest

Address:2113 Osuna Rd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone:505-346-3900
Fax:505-346-3901
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/cibola
Size: 1,949,637 acres.
Location:13 separate parcels in west and central New Mexico. Accessible by US 85, 66, and 60. Nearby cities/towns include Albuquerque, Datil, Gallup, Grants, Magdalena, Mountainair, and Socorro.
Facilities:Visitor center, 22 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, ski area, trails, boat launches.
Activities:Camping, deer and antelope hunting, OHV riding, limited fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, downhill skiing (at Sandia Peak).
Special Features:Forest includes the Datil, Gallinas, Magdalena, Bear, Manzano, Sandia, San Mateo, Mount Taylor, and Zuni mountains. Minutes east of downtown Albuquerque, an aerial tram travels from the desert floor to the top of the forest's 10,378-foot Sandia Peak. The 2.7-mile Sandia Peak Tram, said to be the world's longest aerial tram, offers riders an 11,000-square-mile panoramic view of New Mexico.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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proposed selling 56,000 acres of public lands in Oklahoma--the Black Kettle National Grasslands, the Rita Blanca National Grasslands, and Lake Optima in the Oklahoma pan-handle--to help finance acquisition of Sterling Forest, an undeveloped tract of land along the New York-New Jersey border.
As for legislation that would establish a national park at the Washita Battlefield site and sell the Black Kettle National Grasslands, I will withhold action on the measure until I have had the opportunity to discuss it with all interested parties.