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Elena Gallegos Park

Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (Raynolds Addition)
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Ranked #6 of 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

All kinds of trails, some extending high into the Sandia Mountain forest, some fairly flat with a nature walk. Saw my first Roadrunner here...actually a family of 3.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great place to walk in the Sandia foothills. May picnic tables available and water-less restrooms are well maintained. Many trails to choose from with wonderful views. Just watch out for the bicyclists on some of the trail. Great inexpensive way to spend a n hour of two or a whole day.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We found this park years ago when our children were younger. It's up by the mountain on the west side with lots of things to see on nature walks as well as city lights at night. Now we take our grandchildren up there to hike.

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Ofallon, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Lots of open trails at the foot of Sandia Peak. Great views of Albuquerque & the mountains. Do have to pay $2 to park, but worth the expense.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Hiking the Pino Trail from Elena Gallegos Park is one of the best memories I have made. You are sometimes in the trees, getting shade. The views are fabulous and getting to the top of the mountain - great - looking to the east from the top of the mountain - memories. At the top of the mountain, you can... More

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Albuqueque, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to explore the Sandia foothills. There is a charge for access to the foothills, but it's affordable. Bring water, hat, and snacks and dogs on a leash.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Hard to believe that something so beautiful can be this accessible to a major metropolitan city. You can hike it, bike it, or take a short stroll and watch the wildlife. For anyone who appreciates the outdoors, EG has something for everyone. Unspoiled, too. No matter who reads this and takes to the trail, it will never be over-crowded. Great... More

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Prospect Hts, Il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For twenty five trips this is my first stop to get my quick desert fix and my last to remember it by.

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Beautiful place to take a quick hike while in Albuquerque. You can get some great sunset photos, too, almost any day of the year. The park maintains clean covered picnic areas and well labeled trails. I kick myself for NOT going to this park on every ABQ visit.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a great park for hiking, biking, a view of the Sandias and Albuquerque. Picnic shelters and an occasional wedding. Park rangers on site are very knowledgable and they have programs throughout the summer months.

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