Directions to Cedro Peak:
Take I-40 east of Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit. Turn south on Highway 337. Head south on 337 for 5 miles, then turn left onto Juan Tomas road. Juan Tomas becomes a well-maintained dirt road right away. Stay on it for a half-mile, then turn left onto Forest Road 252 (signs for Cedro Peak Group Campground). The campground itself will be 1.3 miles further up, on the left, with clear signage.
It’s a little hard to find the turn onto Forest Road 252 in the dark, so if you are coming up after dark, drive slow and watch out for the turn!