The Capulin Snow Play Area, located on Forest Road 438B, off Sandia Crest Highway 536, is currently open.
The area will remain open until snow base conditions deteriorate to a level where resource damage could occur.
Due to recent and continual vandalism and theft of fee tubes across the district, the public is encouraged to purchase their day-use passes online at recreation.gov.
The cost is $3 per vehicle for one day unless you purchase the Sandia Ranger District Amenity Pass. The fee for 15-plus passenger vans and buses is $10 per vehicle.
The Sandia Ranger District Annual Amenity Pass is $30. It is valid for a full year until the end of the month in which you purchase it. If you have a current America the Beautiful Interagency Annual, Access, Senior, Military or Every Kid Outdoors pass, please display it on your dashboard or hang it on your rearview mirror.
Approved devices include inner tubes, plastic discs and sleds. No metal or wood allowed.
Sledding is at your own risk. Additional rules and safety notices are posted on Cibola National Forest Capulin Snow Play site. For more information visit fs.usda.gov/recarea/cibola/recarea/?recid=64198.