West Ridge Trail 05268

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

West Ridge Trail 05268 is most easily accessed from Otero Canyon Trailhead.

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
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: Us Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Otero Canyon Trailhead:

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 4 miles. Look for the Otero Canyon sign and a dirt parking area on the right (west) side of the road.

(MVUM) Official Motorized Vehicle Use Map

 

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