Capulin Cross Country Ski Center

The MOST popular cross country ski area in New Mexico.

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East of Albuquerque and north of Tijeras on the east side of Sandia Peak, the Capulin XC Ski Area has 14 miles of groomed nordic ski trails. There are 18 nordic trails overall in this region. Make sure to call for up-to-date grooming schedule and current snow conditions. The Cibola National Forest prints an excellent waterproof Cross-Country Ski Touring Map for the Upper Sandia Mountain area.

To reach Capulin from Albuquerque, head east on US40 to Exit 175 in Tijeras. Head north on SR536 for 15 miles. Note, chains and snow tires recommended -- the roads can be slick and/or snow covered. Parking may be limited, so plan to car pool.

Overall, Capulin Cross Country Ski Center is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 11 Nordic ski destinations in New Mexico.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Capulin Cross Country Ski Center (505) 384-2209 or 768-0962; CNF (505) 847-2990; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola

Article Source:   Capulin Cross Country Ski Center https://www.trailsource.com/?type=SKI&id=7310

GPS:  35.2171, -106.4167

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  7310

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