Nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzano (the Spanish word for apple tree) Mountains; Manzano Mountains State Park is an excellent place for fishing, bird watching, photography, hiking and cross-country skiing.
The park is also steward of numerous species of trees. The dominant tree of the area is the ponderosa pine, however alligator juniper dot the landscape. The Alligator juniper is named for the checkered pattern on the bark of older trees, which resembles an alligator's hide.
The Manzano Mountains play an important role as a raptor flyway. Some birds may fly 200 miles in a day and several thousand miles in a season. The park has a field checklist available to visitors who enjoy bird watching.
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