Doc Long Picnic Area is one of several picnic areas in the scenic Sandia Range close to Albuquerque, making it a popular area for visitors to enjoy a getaway in nature. The Doc Long picnic site has been in use since the 1920’s, and has been a destination site for both local families and visitors from nearby communities throughout its history. In the 1930s, a rustic log pavilion was constructed at the site by Civilian Conservation Corps work crews and is still available for public use. The surrounding forest and the majestic mountains provide a beautiful location for sightseeing, hiking, and outdoor recreation.
From Albuquerque, drive approximately 7 miles east on I-40 to Exit 175. Proceed north on Highway 14 about 7 miles to Highway 536. Go just over a mile west on Highway 536 to the picnic area. Group sites are in the two covered areas adjacent to the road.