Determine Hiker Limits

Some of the places we hike have limits on group size.

(1) The Sandia and Manzano Wildernesses in the Cibola National Forest have signs posted along the official trails where they enter the Wilderness Area. The following are interactive maps showing the wilderness boundaries and trailheads for most of the official hikes that we do in the Sandias or Manzanos. You can zoom in/out and focus on a specific hike to see if/where it crosses the wilderness boundary.

Sandia Mountain Wilderness

SandiasHikerLimitsInteractiveMap

The group size limit for the area inside the dark blue boundary is currently 10 hikers (15 in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, August 2020) or 25 hikers (the La Luz Trail area).

Manzano Mountain Wilderness

The group size limit for the area inside the dark blue boundary is currently 15 hikers (15 in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, August 2020).

ManzanosHikerLimitsInteractiveMap

(2) The Pecos Wilderness and San Pedro Parks Wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest also have signs posted along the official trails where they enter the Wilderness Area. The current group size limit for these trails is 15 hikers.

(3) Other Wilderness Areas that are administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) include the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness, the Ojito Wilderness, and the Sabinoso Wilderness. The Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness has a group size limit of 8 hikers. The other two Wilderness Areas have no stated group size limit.

(4) The Valles Caldera National Preserve has a group size limit of 15 hikers.