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Elena Gallegos Park

Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Ranked #5 of 105 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excellent scenic hiking trails right on the edge of northeast Albuquerque. Trails are well groomed and gradual enough for even the most novice hiker. Along the way, there are numerous great views of the Sandias.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent place close to Albuquerque, and yet able to get away from people. You can hike, bike or ride horses up into the Sandias. In the summer make sure you carry enough water. Many couples have held their weddings here.

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Absarokee, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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63 helpful votes 63 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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