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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The largest outbreak was close to the Cibola National Forest, about 20 miles south of Albuquerque: It has scorched a minimum of 35,000 acres.
The lightning-caused North Fire started May 21 in the Cibola National Forest and is only 30% contained.
(66) The boundaries roughly follow those of the Cibola National Forest Mount Taylor Ranger District, an area determined by NPS to be eligible for listing on the Register.
For all you dreamers and homestead wannabes, we will be happy to share details of our lives now surrounded by the Cibola National Forest. If you have dreams of owning or raising alpacas but have been put off by the price, we can show you how to actually get started and raise your own herd.
NEW MEXICO Capulin Snow-play Area, Cibola National Forest. 9:30-4 Fri-Sun, weather permitting; $3 per vehicle.
And it's one of the most memorable ways to experience the Cibola National Forest, home to Sandia Peak.
A recently resolved dispute involved about 10,000 acres, including designated wilderness, of Sandia Mountain in New Mexico's Cibola National Forest. The Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Council formally claimed the land that adjoins its existing, recognized reservation boundary, but it encountered strong opposition from user groups, concessionaires, adjacent property owners, and local government.
A trip to Sandia Peak, in the beautiful Cibola National Forest, is a fun way to learn about wildlife, ecology, and the natural environment.
The second site (Placitas), a pinyon-juniper woodland site located in Sandoval County in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, Cibola National Forest, approximately 30 km north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (35[degrees] 16.7'N, 106[degrees] 18.6'W, elevation 1,830 m), was dominated by pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), one-seed juniper, and blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis).
(Cibola National Forest) destroyed 135 acres and is zero percent contained.
This planting in Cibola National Forest will help to heal areas damaged by wildfires in 2007 and 2008.
"What Las Humanas is doing is really important," says Vicky Estrada, the Mountainair District ranger for Cibola National Forest. "This organization is helping thin the forest to improve forest and watershed health and reduce the risk of catastrophic fire while at the same time providing local employment."