The Cienega Canyon Map includes three Forest Service picnic areas, each with several parking areas.
From NM 14 at Sandia Park turn west onto NM 536. Watch the left (south and west) side of the road for National Forest signs and turnoffs. Cienega Canyon Picnic Area and Sulphur Canyon Picnic Area share a turnoff. Doc Long Picnic Area has a separate turnoff 500 meters (1/4 mile) further on.
For driving directions to Sandia Park and other local information see Cienega Canyon Map.