Tunnel Canyon Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Tunnel Canyon Trailhead is located approximately two and a half miles south of I-40. It gives access to Tunnel Canyon Trail 05145, which is 2.4 miles long, and Birdhouse Ridge Trail 05411, both of which lead into the Manzanita Mountains Trail System.

Please refer to the Manzanita Mountains Trail System map to plan your course.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed.
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to use a map.
  • It is a multi-user area.
  • Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, 2 Wheel Motorized Vehicles and Horseback Riding.
  • Be courteous to other users – motorized vehicles and bicycles yield to hikers and horses.
  • Travel only on established trails.

At a Glance

Fees This area does not require an amenity fee.
  • If you recreate on a regular basis in the Sandias or other national lands you might consider purchasing one of the America the Beautiful Passes or a Sandia Annual Pass at the locations listed below.
Open Season: Open year round, Weather Permitting
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Click here to Purchase America the Beautiful Passes or contact the locations listed below. **Sandia Amenity Passes can be purchased at locations marked with asterisks.
  • **The Sandia Ranger Station, 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras, NM 87059, 505-281-3304
  • **The Cibola Supervisor's Office, 2113 Osuna Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-346-3900
  • The SW Regional Office, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-842-3898 (does not carry $30.00 Sandia Amenity passes)
  • **REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107  (REI does not carry America the Beautiful Passes)
CASH, CHECK, DEBIT OR CREDIT accepted
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From the West (Albuquerque), drive East on I-40 and exit at Exit 175. At the bottom of the ramp there is a traffic light. Continue straight through the light on NM 337 (south) for about 3 1/2 miles. Look for the dirt parking area on the right side of the road.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.046650

  Longitude : 
-106.383112

 



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