Albuquerque Trail 78

Cibola National Forest, New Mexico

Elevation Gain1,769ft
Trailhead Elevation7,445ft
Elevation Min/Max7437/8254ft
Elevation Start/End7445/7445ft

Albuquerque Trail 78

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. This trail connects with the following: Fourth of July Spur (172), Albuquerque Trailhead Parking, Fourth of July Trail (173) and Mosca Trail (58).

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."

Albuquerque Trail (78) Reviews

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Very easy to find, just follow the directions. There is a parking area. The trail is great and clearly marked. I followed the Albuquerque Trail signs and did not walk back on the road. It was great. The ponderosa pine were fantastic and it was well worth the trip.

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Trail Information

Cibola National Forest
Nearby City
Manzano Mountain Wilderness Area
Manzano Mountaions State Park
Local Contacts
Tajique and Bosque Peak 7.5-minute USGS quads
Local Maps

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Sep 2018