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Cienega Nature

photo: Abe the Abert's Squirrel. Photo by USFS.

Length: 0.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: In Cibola National Forest at Cienaga Picnic Area, east side of Sandia Mountains.
State(s): New Mexico
Counties:
Longitude: -106.38274
Latitude: 35.169

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Description

Beautiful, shady, cool and green are just a few words that recreationists have used to describe the Cienega Group Picnic area. It is fairly flat, accessible, semi-private and accommodates up to fifty people. There are grills, bear proof trash containers and vault toilets provided and no shelter other than the surrounding shade trees. A stream, which draws birds and other wildlife, runs through the area.

Cienega sports an accessible interpretive trail/sidewalk that winds around the picnic site and provides a great learning experience for those who take the time to check it out. There is a patio near the beginning of the interpretive trail that is suitable for a wheelchair picnic. All you need is a folding table for everyone to gather around at mealtime.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1978

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Cibola National Forest
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Ste. A
Albuquerque , NM 87112

 

Photos

Abe the Abert's Squirrel. Photo by USFS.

Abe the Abert's Squirrel. Photo by USFS.

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