Coyote TH, Coyote Trls 05620, 05619, 05851, FR 462

Area Status: Open
Coyote Trailhead Sign

Coyote Trailhead provides access to the Manzanita Mountains Trail System.

The turn off to Coyote Trailhead is approximately 2 miles south of I-40, on NM 337.

The first trailhead on that turn off is Chamisoso Trailhead. It provides access to Chamisoso Trail 05184 by way of Powerline Trail 05543.

Travel further up the road you will come to Coyote Trailhead, which leads to Coyote-Chamisoso Link 05620, Forest Road 462, Coyote Trail 05619 and Coyote Split Trail 05851. 

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.
  • Be courteous to other users – motorized vehicles and bicycles yield to hikers and horses
  • Travel only on established trails

Trails/Roads from this trailhead are open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, OHV's (FS 462 only), & 2 Wheel Motorized vehicles.

**Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide may use Forest Roads 462, 12, 13, 542 & Meadow Ridge 05627 ONLY. Make sure to consult your map. (Look on the map for the black and white choppy lines).

Road leading to Coyote Trailhead Coyote Trailhead Sign

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
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
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)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


Chamisoso/Coyote Trailheads:

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 for approximately 2 miles. The road (FS Rd 462) leading to parking area is on the left (east) side of NM 337. Look for the Coyote TH/462 sign.

Continue on FS 462 until you come to the parking area. There are picnic tables, parking slots and a vault toilet at this trailhead.

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