|60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2nd edition)
56. Volcano Hill
Feb 20, 2014: Hiker report:
1) The Last-chance food/gas option is now closed.
It is now a community center. The closest food and
gas is back at the Route 66 casino on I-40.
2) In the driving directions: The sign over the cattle
guard no longer has Laguna signage. The sign
now says Cerro Verde Ranch.
3) In the driving directions: the book says to turn
right on a doubletrack and drive 0.4 miles to the
stock tanks. The road is now eroded so badly that
one could not drive on it. Also the stock tanks have
been breached and abandoned. The new ranch
now has stock tanks in other locations.
We parked at the road (L54) and did the hike,
which made it an 8.0 mile hike. We walked along
the abandoned doubletrack to the stock tanks and
then followed your directions.
Apr 06, 2013: L54, the road going south
from Old 66, is now signed: Alamo Road.
According to an Acoma conservation
officer, it is a county road and you do not
need a "trespass permit" to drive on it.