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Nine Mile Picnic Area

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Season
Open through Tue Oct 15 2013
Location
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GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.21417, -106.42278
35°12'51"N, 106°25'22"W

From Albuquerque, drive east approximately 7 miles on I-40 to Exit 175. Continue north on Highway 14 for another 7 miles to Highway 536. Go west on Highway 536 for approximately 11 miles to the picnic area.

Basic Info
Total Sites:
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The picnic area lies along the Sandia Crest Scenic Byway, which travels 13.6 miles into the Sandia Mountains. It is a popular path for motorcyclists, with its miles of winding road to the summit.

Day hikes are available along many trails in the surrounding area, including to La Madera Canyon Overlook, which offers views of South Mountain.

Sandia Peak Ski Area offers a tram to 10,678' Sandia Crest, which gives visitors a different vantage point from which to view the surrounding range and valleys. It provides a panoramic view of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley below. Sunsets are spectacular, as are night views of the city lights and starry skies.

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