Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone


Area Status: Open

All recreation areas and trailheads south of Interstate 40 within the Sandia Ranger District.

  • 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 know which trails are designated for motorized vehicles and to follow the guidelines.
  • This is a multi-use area.
  • Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and OHV use.

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At a Glance

Fees: This recreational 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.
Best Season: When Dry
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
Information Center:
  • Non-motorized: Bicycles yield to horses; bicycles and hikers yield to horses.
  • Motorized users must yield to all other users.
  • New Mexico state law requires motorized users to be registered for operation on public lands and not exceed 10 mph when within 200 feet of other users.
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to know which trails are designated for motorized vehicles and to follow the guidelines.

General Information

General Notes:

Official Motorized Vehicle Map (MVUM)

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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. The Manzanita Trail System is along this corridor.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

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Campground Camping

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Group Camping

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Day Hiking

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Viewing Wildlife

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Viewing Scenery

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OHV Camping

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OHV Road Riding

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OHV Trail Riding

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Interpretive Areas

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.073993

  Longitude : 
-106.386712