Cibola National Forest South Crest Trail 130S— Sandia Crest to Upper Tram Terminal

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This 3-mile out-and-back trail takes hikers along the ridge of the Sandia Mountains. Beginning at the Crest House and ending at the Sandia Tramway, the hike’s highlights include stunning 100-mile views, a spur trail to the historic Kiwanis Cabin, and several wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Kiwanis Meadow area. he trail begins near the Sandia Crest, the highest point in the Sandia Mountains at 10,678 feet. Located near the trailhead is the Sandia Crest House, a privately owned gift and snack shop. There is also a visitor center in the Crest House that has information on trail conditions, wildlife, and the surrounding forest area. An outhouse is also available just south of the parking area.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

This 3-mile out-and-back trail takes hikers along the ridge of the Sandia Mountains. Beginning at the Crest House and ending at the Sandia Tramway, the hike’s highlights include stunning 100-mile views, a spur trail to the historic Kiwanis Cabin, and several wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Kiwanis Meadow area.

he trail begins near the Sandia Crest, the highest point in the Sandia Mountains at 10,678 feet. Located near the trailhead is the Sandia Crest House, a privately owned gift and snack shop. There is also a visitor center in the Crest
House that has information on trail conditions, wildlife, and the surrounding forest area. An outhouse is also available just south of the parking area.

© 2013 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Albuquerque
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Sandia Ranger District, 11776 NM 337, Tijeras, NM 87059; (505) 281-3304; www.fs.usda.gov/cibola
Local Maps: USGS Sandia Crest; trail map available at Sandia Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Cibola National Forest: South Crest Trail (#130S)— Sandia Crest to Upper Tram Terminal

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