Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Interp Site & Trail

Area Status: Open
Corn in front of the Tijeras Museum

Located just behind the Sandia Ranger Station. The Museum is open most every weekend. Call 505-281-3304 for Museum times. The Interpretive Trail is open dawn to dusk.

For more information on the site, visit: www.friendsoftijeraspueblo.org/ on Facebook or look for the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site on Yelp.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
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.
Usage: Medium
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Click here to Purchase America the Beautiful Passes or contact the locations listed below.
  • 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
  • REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107  (REI does not carry America the Beautiful Passes)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Albuquerque, exit off I-40 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 .5 miles. Look for the Sandia Ranger Station. It is on the east side of the road. The Pueblo site is behind the Sandia Ranger Station.

General Notes:

The Pueblo has books and other gift items that you may purchase inside the museum and in the lobby of the Sandia Ranger Station. Monetary donations are accepted to help with operating costs.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

There is a 1/3 mile interpretive trail at the Tijeras Pueblo Site. It is accessible and includes informational signage along the trail.


**Ask about the Jr Archaeologist Certificate that your child can earn. 505-281-3304, Ext '0'

Interpretive Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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