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SeasonOpen through Tue Oct 15 2013
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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.
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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.