THREE REMOTE SANDOVAL COUNTY TREKS
Though these trailheads are off regularly maintained roads, they are not paved. Conditions of roads can change at any time due to weather. Drivers should avoid dirt roads during rain or snow. Drivers should be cautious of wash-out following rain or snow melt.
Camping in the Wilderness is a rewarding experience, but often there are no water sources. Visitors must carry all the water they will need for the duration of the trip.
Perea Nature Trail– From Bernalillo, travel about 20 miles north on US 550, cross the Rio Salado bridge and turn left (west) on the paved access road just before the village of San Ysidro. A brown state highway recreation sign is posted on US 550 at the turnoff.
White Ridge bike trails-Traveling northwest toward Cuba on US 550 from Bernalillo, the drive is approximately 20 miles. Before San Ysidro (about two miles), turn left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906) at the intersection of Cabezon Road and US 550. Follow the left fork. Travel 4.4 miles to the gravel parking lot.
Seismosaurus Trailhead/Ojito Wilderness – From Bernalillo, travel on U.S. 550 about 21 miles (about 2 miles before San Ysidro) turning left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906). Follow the left fork approximately 91/4 miles to an Ojito Wilderness sign. Continue almost 3/4 mile to parking area on the left. A trail leads north, across the road and through a fence, into the Wilderness.
Hoodoo Trailhead/Ojito Wilderness– From Bernalillo, travel on U.S. 550 about 21 miles (about 2 miles before San Ysidro) turning left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906). Follow the left fork approximately 91/4 miles to an Ojito Wilderness sign. Continue almost 3/4 mile to a developed parking area on the left side of the road. From the parking area, walk back about 400 feet to the east where a trail leads north into the Wilderness on the opposite side of the road.
San Pedro Parks Wilderness area – Palomas Trailhead- NM SH 126 to FR 70 to Trailhead – GET DIRECTIONS
Sandia Crest via Placitas and HWY 165– route takes you past Sandia Man Cave and the drive contains stunning vistas – GET DIRECTIONS
Abiquiu Dam Lake-Outside of Sandoval but does have lake access. Verified open for day use only but -NO boating-as of 5.19.20. CHECK LAKE STATUS