What is the Manzano open space? Is that public lands?
Yes, they are public lands run by the city (same as the sandia foothills). It is just small, not well advertised, and not too easy to find.
I was up there this weekend and ran into a guy that lived in the neighborhood and been up many times. He said he almost never saw anyone up there. This was my third time and the first time I saw another person.
Awesome! That is good to know.