|Nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzanos, Manzano Mountains State Park is a place for birding, photography, hiking, and camping. A forest of ponderosa pine, Gambel's oak and alligator juniper provides abundant habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife.Watch for Abert's squirrel, Steller's jay, mule deer and black bear, among many others. The Manzano Mountains play an important role as a raptor flyway. Some birds may fly 200 miles in a day and several thousand miles in a season. The park has a field checklist available to visitors who enjoy birding.While camping at Manzano, consider spending a day at the Hawk Watch site on top of nearby Capilla Peak.This state park contains five miles of trails that encircles the Manzano Mountains campground. The campground offers 37 developed sites and seven that are full hook-up.|
|Facilities: Manzano Mountains State Park contains 37 individual camping sites, eight of which are full hook-ups. Restrooms are also provided.|
Best Time To Visit: Manzano Mountains State Park is open from April 1 to November 1.
Fees: Day usage and overnight camping fees do apply.
Accessibility: The picnic tables and the group shelter are both accessible.
Rules: Know all park rules and regulations, which are posted in the park.Drive only on designated roadways and obey posted speed limits.Camp only in the designated areas.Keep pets on leashes.Do not feed the wildlife.Be aware that vandalizing, defacing, or removing antiquities, minerals, plants or wildlife is absolutely prohibited.Bring and drink ample water, at least one gallon per day per person, and allow for the extreme heat of the desert in the summer.
Directions: To get to Manzano Mountains State Park from Albuquerque, take I-25, turn left on US-60, travel to Mountainair. Manzano Mountains State Park is 16 miles northwest of Mountainair via NM highways 55 and 131.
Map: Click here for a map to Manzano Mountains State Park
|Manzano Mountains State Park|
|HC-66, Box 202|
|Mountainair, New Mexico 87036|
|General: (505) 847-2820|