Just east of Albuquerque are the most visited mountains in New Mexico. Millions of people journey into the Sandia Mountains each year. More than half these visitors ride the Sandia Peak Tram or drive the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway to take in spectacular panoramic views of Central New Mexico and to enjoy many other recreational opportunities. The Four Seasons Visitor Center offers year round interpretive exhibits and seasonal programs at the upper Tram Building. The Scenic Byway has several newly remodeled picnic grounds with shelters and group areas for reservation.
The Cibola National Forest map of the Sandia Ranger District contains the latest recreation and travel information to guide you through this area. The map is printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper, contains shaded relief and is at a scale of 1 inch to the mile. On one side is the map itself, and the other contains photos, descriptions of the mountain ranges, closure information, trail profiles, as well as wind chill and climate variations. For more information, all the ranger district offices’ and related agencies’ numbers are easily found.