Albuquerque Trail (78) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Torrance County, New Mexico. It is within Cibola National Forest and Manzano Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 7,445 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,769 feet. The Albuquerque Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
Albuquerque Trail (78) Professional Reviews and Guides
"A loop day hike into a mountainous area of bigtooth maples noted for their fall color. The northern end of the Manzano Mountains is noted for its impressive stands of bigtooth maples. The maples provide some of the best fall color in the southwest. This loop trail climbs at an easy grade up through conifer forest to some dense stands of the trees. The first 0.4 mile of the trail follows a rough dirt road. Unless it is wet, a high clearance vehicle can make it. At 0.4 mile, the Forest Service has gated the old logging road and converted the road to a trail. A very small stream usually flows down the creek bottom."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
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