Manzano Mountain Wilderness
Located in the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico.
Occupying mainly the west slope of the Manzano Mountain range, this wilderness ranges from pinion-juniper woodland at 5,000 feet to ponderosa pine and aspen at the 10,000-foot crest. Terrain is steep and rugged, cut with canyons and rock outcrops. A well-developed trail system is little used. Road access to trailheads is good. Camping is limited by a lack of reliable water sources.
The wilderness contains 36,970 acres and was established by Congress in the Endangered American Wilderness Act of 1978. Administered by the Cibola National Forest, information is also available from the Mountain air and Sandia Ranger District offices.
For more information contact: the Cibola National Forest
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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