Cibola National Forest Guide

Everyone is welcome to visit Cibola National Forest, a 1,633,783-acre disjointed region that includes lands in central and northeastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma-Texas panhandle area. The forest contains significant acreage of grasslands, such as the 136,417-acre Kiowa National Grassland. Other portions of Cibola National Forest include four wilderness areas — Sandia Mountain, Manzano Mountain, Withington, and Apache Kid. Along with the lowlands, the forest is blessed with several mountain ranges covering most of central/northeastern New Mexico. Understanding the existence of these topographical features, it is not a far reach to discover that the elevation inside the forest changes from 5,000 feet to over 11,000 feet repeatedly as you progress across New Mexico. To manage the forest, the U.S. Forest Service set up its headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, not far from Santa Fe and Los Alamos, NM.

Shape Hiking Trails

Cibola National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Cibola National Forest

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How to get to Cibola National Forest

Address: Forest Headquarters: 2113 Osuna Road, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Fee: Entry fee $0

Taking the time to explore Cibola National Forest while traveling through New Mexico provides a family with a fun and exciting adventure. Studying an area that transforms itself mile after mile like a chameleon is a wonder every family should experience. There is nothing like a family experiencing something new day after day from the comfort of an RV to create memories that bind them together for a lifetime.