There were some questions about the "steps" at Cedro. I just spoke with Kerry Wood, Trails and Wilderness Program Manager, Sandia RD, Cibola National Forest and Grasslands. He provided me with information about the steps and other parts of Cedro.
He said that users of the trails are "more than welcome" to play on the steps. It isn't far off the trail, and it isn't considered "cross-country travel". He said it is a popular place and provides a technical feature for those trails. I will be working closely with Kerry and other individuals within the community to have this on the map, so there is no doubt about this section. Also, there is a possibility to designate new technical features to the trails (more to come at the end of this month).
Please note that you can go up the steps and come back down. Please do NOT use the roads, such as the powerline roads with full-size vehicles. That is considered cross-country travel, and you can and will be ticketed.
If you decide to play on the steps, please don't trash the area or stack rocks. Someone recently took railroad ties to stack, so they could get up the steps. This is PROHIBITED.
is a new map of Cedro (Manzanita Mountains Trail Map)