** Please note that the SMNHC and its trails are not open to the public, except on special public days.**
Interstate 40 East through Tijeras Canyon.
Get off at Exit 175 for Cedar Crest/Tijeras.
Stay Left and follow signs toward Cedar Crest onto NM-14 North.
Drive 3 miles north on NM-14.
Turn Left onto Columbine Lane.
(Columbine is a small gravel road that can be hard to spot. If you reach Talking Talons Thrift Store or Triangle Grocery shopping center, you have gone a little too far. On public days, watch for an SMNHC signboard.)
Follow Columbine Lane as it curves (arrow road signs will point the way) for approximately 1/2 mile.
Columbine Lane ends at the SMNHC.
Visitor parking is in the gravel lot upon entering the grounds. Additional parking is straight back, beyond the casita building.
(If the gate is closed, we are not open. Do not park in front of the gate.)
60 Columbine Lane
Cedar Crest, NM
Telephone #: 505-281-5259
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104