About the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

Operating since 1967, the SMNHC has over five miles of hiking trails and serves approximately 18,000 people a year. The SMNHC provides exciting experiences with a variety of programs for people of all ages.
The SMNHC staff consists of an eclectic blend of naturalists, biologists, historians and artists that all share a passion for the outdoors.
Get involved
There are many ways to improve the students experience at the SMNHC including volunteering time as an educator or trail crew member, or making a donation toward programing and facilities.
The SMNHC is located about three miles north of I-40 in Cedar Cest NM, and only about a 10 minute drive from the I-40 Tramway intersection.