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Elena Gallegos Park

Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Ranked #4 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Absarokee, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Albuquerque is one of the most under-rated urban riding destinations, and this park is a big part of that. Sick desert singletrack trails.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are lovely picnic areas and lots of opportunities for hiking at all levels. I go there very often.

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comparativ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are miles and miles of trails in this ABQ open space. Most of the trails are easy hiking. If you go more than a very short distance, I highly recommend a map. Many of the trails connect to each other and you can get turned around pretty quick if you're not careful. But the trails re well marked. There... More 

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new mexico
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201 reviews 201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Whoever had the forethought to preserve this magnificent land, should be given a gold medal. Elena Gallegos is part of the larger Open Space lands within the City of Albuquerque. There is a $1 fee for a car load on weekdays and $2 on Weekends. What a deal! The beautiful Sandias serve as a backdrop for vegetation that can't figure... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a group of 50 with kids of all ages and we had a wonderful time. Hiking, walking and all the beauty of New Mexico. We use the area again next year.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Nice place to come to play in the desert trails. Great mountain bike/hiking trails, nice views of the mountains and city. Sunset is particularly spectacular. Picnic grounds are basic but nice (ie covered and have nice tables)

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We held our wedding outdoors at the Kiwanis/Elena Gallegos picnic area. It was absolutely beautiful from the moment we turned onto Simms Park Road. It had rained the night before and low clouds hung at the top of the Sandia mountains giving a breathtaking sight as we walked around.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a nice place to come if you want to hike or just leisurely stroll or for a picnic. The views of the Rio Grande valley as well as the Sandias are superb. There is a nature trail, part of which is paved, along with plenty of hiking trails to veer off on. Picnic tables are present.

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Albuquerque, NM
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The 5 natural rock sculptures at the beginning of the trail are magical with the gorgeous backdrop of the mountain behind. The trail is easy at the beginning and gets to the trees soon so you are not hiking in the exposed sun for long. I love this place and hike there often.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wow, we went with the church group. There was a holy Friday to do the stations of the cross. I was amazed that 95% were teenagers and it was very hard to keep up with them but we did it and we are not young chicks anymore. That was a great accomplishment.

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