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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Best Parkside View of The Sandia Mt.s

Elena Gallegos Park is located in the foothills of the Sandia Mt.s, just off of Tramway Blvd. It has a broad panoramic view of the Sandia Mt.s up close in a sort of Canyon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Elena Gallegos Park is located in the foothills of the Sandia Mt.s, just off of Tramway Blvd. It has a broad panoramic view of the Sandia Mt.s up close in a sort of Canyon looking upwards toward the mountain peaks. This is a wonderful spot for an outdoor event. You should go there to BBQ, and Cook out and enjoy... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This area is at the base of the Sandia Mountains and is a well-planned place for picnicking (some of the sites have beautiful shelters). I was a guest at an event, so I'm not entirely sure about the logistics, but I'm fairly certain you need to reserve a space for picnicking, but if you just want to hike or bike,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views. Nice covered tables. Hiking trails. Covered area with tables and grills for large group with volley ball area and horse shoe pits.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Came here on National Trails Day to help with the trails. This place is absolutely beautiful. There are many different trail routes and good place for mountain biking.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful foothills trails and killer views of the city of Albuquerque. The mountains are close enough to touch.

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There are many routes that you can take for hiking, but the scenery is great even close to the parking lots. With the recent rain there were many wildflowers and cacti in bloom plus we saw canyon towhee, blue gray gnatcatchers, scrub jays, and hummingbirds.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We walked one mile, and then took walk around the wildlife viewing area, A family was stomping and shouting as they walked away, which is why we didn't see much at first. But we waited, quietly. First we saw one frog, then another, and then two more. Not bad for the middle of the day. The Memorial sculpture garden is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm not certain I did not review this excellent park before. It has trails for bicyclists and flatland hikers, but it also has trails that climb upward. I tried maybe eight or nine times to reach the summit of one of them. It was always something or other that made me turn back. But it was always worth the effort,... More 

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Damascus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I loved this park and hiked it on a few occasions with my husband. It is only $2.00 to enter the park. The views and the mtn range is so lovely and enchanting; puts me in a nice space in my mind. This is a place to go to when you want to just love yourself to nature!

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Fabulous desert trails that lead to the US forest service land. The parking is a deal at a dollar. Park wardens are very friendly and knowledgeable about the trails. They also have free trail maps which are actually pretty good maps. The one thing to look out for is the high speed silent mountain bikes. I got clipped by one... More 

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Address: Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque

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