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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
+1 505-344-7240
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Amazing Birding

This place never fails to amaze us with the amount of bird life. There are hummingbird feeders... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peterborough, Ontario
A great surprise garden

I was told recently about the new gardens at the a Rio Grande Nature Center. What a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
+1 505-344-7240
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place never fails to amaze us with the amount of bird life. There are hummingbird feeders throughout the park, and the birds often whiz by your head if you are anywhere near them. There are observation windows outside which overlook the pond at the...More

Thank 4givN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told recently about the new gardens at the a Rio Grande Nature Center. What a wonderful addition to the Center! The variety of flowers in various stages of blooming was truly beautiful, and it was so peaceful to walk around the area, admiring...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A canopy of green in the spring/summer and gold in the fall...Beautiful for walks, nature hikes and appreciating our beautiful Rio Grande river!

Thank Adventuresome4some
Reviewed May 3, 2017

If the name of the park sounds good to you then you will thoroughly enjoy the two hours or so that you visit here. Bring or rent a bicycle to explore the Rio Grande and environs. Free admission.........go for it.

Thank johnlY9563GH
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers a set of easy trails to access the wast bank of the Rio Grande and explore the cottonwood bosque--a very different landscape than the forests of the NE or NW with which I'm familiar. Bring three dollars...More

Thank 988abbottc
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers a very nice walk along the Rio Grande. We visited during the middle of the day, so didn't see much in the way of birds. Only charge is $3.00 for parking.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Went there to walk along the river paths! Was a cold day so we didn't stay too long. Watched other balloons try to touchdown in the water but the current was to strong!

Thank Terry P
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Serene and calm environment. We got an amazing view of the sunset. Beautiful riverside. Felt at peace being here. Time well spent !

Thank Shruti S
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Location is surprising, we thought we'd have to go far out of the city for a beautiful park but this was right in the city, a short drive from downtown ABQ where we stayed and a nice quiet walk. Mornings are probably the best time...More

Thank SarahJo4110
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Make sure you bring $3- in cash for parking . Great walking trails . Bird, Duck,Crane , Turtle watching . Great place for families. Great places to ride bikes, path safe and flat . Awesome place for picnics, No place to buy food or snacks...More

Thank micha22
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are trails dog friendly?
August 27, 2015|
Response from dranz |
Yes. We saw a couple of people with their dogs with them. If you want, call their front desk (505) 344-7240 and ask just to be sure.
Is there a place at the park to rent bicycles?
February 15, 2015|
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Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
No it is a walking park. But across the bisque there are paved trails that bikers, walkers etc. still a beautiful place to be I nature. I don't know where to rent bikes but I m sure there is.