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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
Longitude: -106.38274
Latitude: 35.169

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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:

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



Abe the Abert's Squirrel. Photo by USFS.

Abe the Abert's Squirrel. Photo by USFS.


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