Free Sandia Mountain Natural History Center Geology of the Sandias

August 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Attractions, Sport & Leisure

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but on the first Sunday of each summer month until October 2013 the center runs a series of open days. Visitors have free access to explore, hike, take in the scenery, try geocaching and enjoy the monthly themed activity or presentation.

That means the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday August 4, 2013, from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free. The next open and free dates are September 1 and October 6.

Usually the 128 acre piñon-juniper forest with over 5 miles of walking trails is only open to school groups, but this Sunday anybody can turn up to hike, spot wildlife from the observation deck and bird blind, do geocaching, or even take a picnic.

At 10 am  on August 4, there will be a presentation on Geology of the Sandias. I went to one of their recent presentations and it was very interesting, then I traipsed around the trails with Mr Cheap. It’s a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the land – and it’s always a little cooler up in the East Mountains!

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center open day:

  • When: Sunday August 4, 2013
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm. Presentation at 10 am. No registration required to visit.
  • Where: Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, Cedar Crest
  • Price: Admission is free!

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is located at 60 Columbine Lane, Cedar Crest. Take exit 175 from
I-40 East, along NM 14 / The Turquoise Trail. Get directions to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center.



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