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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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lovely and inspiring

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Vijaysinghdesimone
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Damascus, Pennsylvania
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Damascus, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love hiking in Elena Gallegos Park, and do so regularly. There are multiple well maintained trails. The views of the Sandia Mountains and the City of Albuquerque are spectacular! There are trails for well suited for novice and experienced hikers. It's also dog friendly, and they have clean restrooms and covered picnic areas, too. I hike with friends, alone,... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very pleasant hiking in the foothills with great views of the Sandias and the city. Lots of wild flowers.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We've visited the Elena Gallegos Park several times at various times of the year. Each visit has been fun and unique. The admission fee is very small ($1/car) and an annual pass is under $30. There is lots of parking and dozens of shaded picnic stands, each set slightly apart from the others for relative privacy. There are quite a... More 

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Rockford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Walked in the morning when it was cooler. This is at the base of the Sandia Mountains. There are lots of low impact walking trails and trails get more difficult the further you go up. Trails are well kept; maps available. There's plenty of parking and clean restrooms.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

North Albuquerque,close to town, nice picnic area with tables spread throughout, also hiking trails . Good for keeping track of youngsters

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

On one of our first days in Albuquerque we - my husband, my daughter and I- went to Elena Gallegos Park to see the Sandia Mountain closer. It was fun to walk in the trails and realise we were 6,000 feet+ high. We had to slow down to adapt to the altitude. It must be special to be there at... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A great area for an easy hike - and take your dog! My family likes to take sandwiches for a quick picnic in the outdoors yet close to town. This is the high desert so dress in layers and stay hydrated!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Elena Gallegos Park is part of the Open Space System. The parks elevation of around 6,500, make it possible for views of Mt. Taylor (West), the Jemez Mountains to the North, and the Tijeras Arroy to the South... Moreover, the Sandia Mountians, tower to the East at over 10,000 feet in Elevation. The landscape and ecology include the pinon... More 

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