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“High desert beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elena Gallegos Park

Elena Gallegos Park
Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (Raynolds Addition)
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Ranked #5 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Parks
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Albuquerque, NM USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“High desert beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite spots in New Mexico for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, picnicking, or just for the beautiful view. The trails are well marked and nicely maintained. We generally go early or late in the day in the summer. The sunset from this view is amazing, with the backdrop of the pink Sandia Mountains, the city in the foreground, and the volcanoes and Mount Taylor in the distance. If you are going during the day, take sunscreen, a hat, and bring water. There are bathroom facilities. There is a wheelchair accessible trail and bathroom. The rattlesnakes won't bother you if you don't bother them. Make sure to stop at the wildlife blind to see the birds. There is a vehicle fee of a few dollars. Well worth it and the $ supports the Open Spaces in and around Albuquerque.

Visited September 2012
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ABQ,NM
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Typical”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's pretty, it's near my home, and it's popular. I guess it is really for people from a different climate who don't have the same plants and vistas at their home. I may be like the New Yorkers who don't go the the Statue of Liberty. It's just home.

Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We visited the Elena Gallegos Park on the day of a full moon by accident, and it was absolutely stunning. We were transfixed, quite literally, as the moon made its daily ascent, the mountains ahead of us, and the expanse of the city behind us. It was absolutely stunning.

My only warning - the park closes at 9pm, and they CHAIN the GATES, so makes sure you leave before then. We made the mistake of staying too long (we were hypnotized by the moon), and were LOCKED INTO THE PARK! We ended up having to call 911 to get us out. So beware :o)

Visited September 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Beautiful hiking spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Clean, safe and easy to get to. I love to go there to hike. The fall and spring are best. The parking area is convenient.

Visited May 2012
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Bay Area, CA
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“Pino Trail - a great hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

10 miles round trip from EG to the crest trail and back. Nice views, and plenty of shade after you leave the base to keep it a nice hike even on hot summer days.

Visited August 2012
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