Southern Crossing 05050

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Southern Crossing  05050 can be easily accessed from the Mars Court 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:

Mars Court Trailhead:

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 8.3 miles. Turn right (west) onto Raven Road. Continue for approximately 1.7 miles until you come to Mars Road. Turn right onto Mars Rd.  Mars Court Trailhead vehicle parking is located to the right as you enter the area, for trailers, continue around the loop and park along the fence.

(MVUM) Official Motorized Vehicle Use Map

 

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