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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Beautiful background for senior pictures

In Dec of 2014, we were visiting family and had pictures taken of our senior high schooler and the family. Magnificent background.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, Ohio
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of Abq open space, you do have to pay a few dollars for parking. It is a good place for quick or longer hikes. The loops are a few miles but you can always head up into the Sandia Wilderness where the trails go up to the ridge. I like it for winter hiking, not too much snow... More 

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London, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Dec of 2014, we were visiting family and had pictures taken of our senior high schooler and the family. Magnificent background.

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Thank Anne H
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Decided to give this park a try. Very peaceful, away from the noise of the town around you. Great view of New Mexico and great trails to go for a walk or even go biking on. A nice way to enjoy nature.

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brick nj
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

a nice Saturday morning taking a hike on one of the trails in the open space area of ABQ. The cost is $2 to park and the staff provides you with a map of trails. There are picnic benches at different points and shelters in the weather turns inconvenient.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite destination of mine and embodies what is great about Albuquerque. Open spaces and smiling faces. I've never met anyone here that didn't at least smile and nod. It's hard not to have a good time in this stunning scenery and great views of the city abound. I tend to ride my mountain bike here and it... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This was a well-maintained, clean trail right at the edge of the city. A fellow hiker was irritated by dogs being off-leash, but they were no problems. A hot trail down low in the summertime, but for a fall hike it's perfect.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited this park on my first evening in Albuquerque and my affection for New Mexico started. I wanted to catch a sunset but the clouds did not allow it. I saw a couple of other people in the park while I was there. The hiking and safety signs served as helpful guides. I did not run into any wildlife... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We selected the small gathering place with rows of benches centered around a fire pit to have our wedding. There are two locations to accommodate seasonal weddings and plenty of parking. Lots of hiking trails and spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains and views of the valley and Albuquerque below. Great views of the balloon fiesta however balloons will be... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is truly a gem sitting right on the edge of the city. You can hike, mountain bike, or ride horses. The park butts up onto Wilderness Land and the Sandia Mountains, so if you want, you can leave it all behind, or simply go for an hour around Elena Gallegos! I take my kids mountain biking here ALL the... More 

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Albuquerque
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lots of trailheads, picnic areas, toilets, nature trails. Bring plenty of water! Wonderful hikes originate from this area.

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