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part ofCibola National Forest and Grasslands, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Oct 14 2015   Season Dates


Cedro Peak Campground is a popular place for large groups to access one of the greatest locales for mountain biking in the Cibola National Forest. A variety of hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails are available nearby.

Natural Features:

The group campground is located in the Manzanita Mountains just 14 miles from Albuquerque at an elevation of about 7,400 feet. The campground is nestled in a pinion pine and juniper forest, amid the arid, hilly landscape.


The region features more than 80 miles of single-track and equestrian trails. Mountain biking trails in the area can accommodate intermediate to advanced riders. The trails offer expansive views of the Sandia Mountains to the north, the Manzanos and the Cedro Peak. Limited off-road vehicle trails are available as well.


The campground offers two large, fully accessible group campsites: Jay and Robin. Jay can accommodate up to 100 people and 27 vehicles; Robin can accommodate up to 150 people and 41 vehicles. The gate key, with a refundable $10 deposit, must be picked up at the Sandia Ranger District Office.

Each site is equipped with grills and tables, some of which are covered by picnic shelters. Large campfire circles are also available. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available at the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Water is not available
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage
  • Key to site must be picked up at the Sandia Ranger District Office
  • Live music and sound systems are not allowed
  • Click here for more information on the Cibola National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.03306, -106.34972
35°1'59"N, 106°20'59"W

From Albuquerque, travel east on I-40 to Tijeras, Exit 175. Continue south about a half-mile on Highway 337 to the District Office to pick up the key to the picnic area. From the office, continue south on Highway 337 about five miles to Juan Tomas Road. Turn east and continue about a mile to the junction with Forest Road 252. Turn onto FR-252 and continue about a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

11776 HWY 337
TIJERAS  NM  87059

Phone Number:

Project Office: (505)281-3304
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