The Unique Hike In New Mexico That Leads You To Plane Wreckage From 1955

Most New Mexicans hike to find peace, relaxation, and incredible views. Many hikes within our state offer all three, but you won’t come across too many unexpected finds. This hike in the Land of Enchantment is full of amazing landscapes, but you’ll also find wreckage from a tragic plane crash that happened in 1955. Although this crash happened over 50 years ago, you will still come across it’s remnants as you hike through the Cibola National Forest within the Sandia Mountains on this strenuous trail that’s rewarding and full of history.

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Looking for another New Mexico hike that will take some effort? This mountain trail has a payoff unlike any other.