Recreation


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For our visitors' situational awareness

Cibola National Forest has implemented Stage 3 Fire Restrictions and closures on the Mt. Taylor, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts effective Thursday, May 19th, due to extreme fire danger.

The Cibola National Forest and Grasslands has copious opportunities for recreation across New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Black Kettle NG RD Open
Gear Grinder Trail 05630 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Kiowa/Rita Blanca NG RD Open
Magdalena RD None
McGaffey Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Mount Taylor RD Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Mountainair RD Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Sandia Ranger District Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger

Recreation Areas