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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Haunted?

Beautiful place- used to love to go there when the clouds were low on the mountain. It was foggy, the air was cool and moist... it smelled amazing- then the murders started... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Moriarty
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place- used to love to go there when the clouds were low on the mountain. It was foggy, the air was cool and moist... it smelled amazing- then the murders started happening... gangs using it to "erase" their problems. Tragic, once again, the scum of the earth has taken away something else we love...

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Toms River, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A gem in Albuquerque's backyard. Multiple trails for hiking, biking, birdwatching, trail running 365 days a year! Lots of picnic tables and shelters to enjoy yourself after your choice activity.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The park and general area is a great place to spend time and hike, relax, picnic and take in all the great scenery. You can even do some bouldering close by, and above the park is some great rock climbing. You can do it all.

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was the perfect park to start our trip out with. We aren't used to this Elevation so a very challenging walk could be dangerous, we did this little jaunt on trail 305a to 366 and it was still a great trail to get some exercise on but didn't overextend us. There were many more trails in the area and... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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