Manzano Mountains State Park

Manzano Mountains State Park

Quick Facts

Manzano Mountains State Park

New Mexico

(505) 847-2820

Map Directions

Things To Do

Overview

Nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzano Mountains, numerous opportunities for fishing, bird watching, photography, hiking, camping, and winter cross-country skiing and snow shoeing await you. The Manzano Mountains State Park is decorated with beautiful ponderosa pine and alligator juniper. The Alligator Juniper is named for the checkered pattern on the bark of older trees, which resembles an alligator's hide.

Map of Manzano Mountains (NM)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.603259, -106.361990

READ MORE

Activities

  • Bird Watching

    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 bird watching.

  • Camping

    Primitive and developed campsites are available at the park.

  • Hiking

    The park has about five miles of interconnecting hiking trails and a marked nature trail. Trails wind through the forest, circling the main section of the park. Easy to moderate, the trails are fairly flat and bordered with rock and oak.

  • Wildlife Watching

    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 bird watching.

  • Winter Sports

    Come explore the heart of the Manzano Mountains, during the winter months. Manzano Mountain State Park offers the outdoor enthusiast exhilarating opportunities for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.

Seasonality/Weather

At a 7,600-foot elevation, summer temperatures range from lows in the lower 50s to highs in the upper 80s. In winter, temperatures drop to lows in the lower 20s to highs in the upper 40s.

Directions

Driving

Manzano Mountains State Park is 16-miles northwest of Mountainair, via NM highways 55 and 131.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 847-2820

Links