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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Beautiful scenery

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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53 helpful votes 53 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
73 helpful votes 73 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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