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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Underrated nature area

Glad we found this while researching Albuquerque. This is a nice low-key hiking area. We took our 2 and 6 year old kids and they handled it just fine in the morning on a brief... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coralville, Iowa
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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we found this while researching Albuquerque. This is a nice low-key hiking area. We took our 2 and 6 year old kids and they handled it just fine in the morning on a brief hike. Scenic and quiet area. I think it was $1 to access the park, so it's an affordable activity!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish this park wasn't so far away for me, I would walk here more often if it was. So pretty, the landscape changes the higher you go. Me and my teenagers went as far as the first dip inside the mountains. Going back soon!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I can't imagine many more places more perfect to watch the sunset than here. You are so close to the mountains but far enough away to see them lit up in all the beautiful light of the sunset. The mountain are also perfectly clear, unlike looking through the light haze that can often make the view not as vibrant from... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The subject trail starts from the park and heads Eastward up the Sandia's for a 8.9 mile out and back, however I took a left at the top of the trail and took the Crest Trail to the Tram and rode back down and them hiked the foothills trail back to the start. That was a 15 round trip and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We always try to take a walk here when visiting Albuquerque. It's a great place for everything from the relaxed hiker to the advanced. The nice thing about the trails is that they are pretty family friendly and you can follow them for as long as you feel comfortable. But no matter how far you go you will enjoy lovely... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

For a wonderful outing pack a lunch, lots of water, and head to Elena Gallegos. It's easily reached off Tramway. There are covered picnic tables available and lots of varied hikes from easy to difficult. The views from the park are wonderful. It is a great place for photos. In early morning or at dusk there may be deer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a beautiful, peaceful place to walk and 'get lost' for a while. This park consists of hiking trails, but it's pretty flat, so it's easy for kids (family friendly). Of course, like anywhere in NM in the summer, take *plenty* of water, and don't be fooled, it's actually very easy to get lost!! (Or maybe I just have... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We're locals and we enjoy our weekly hikes out here! Stop by the visitors center, pay the $1 (yes, $1!) parking fee, ask for a map and enjoy your hike. Lots of ups/downs to get the heart racing, but also gentle enough that you don't get very winded. Hikers share the trail with mountain bikers, so just beware that someone... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Nice place for an easy hike. Beautiful view of the city. I love to go in the spring and summer with my wife.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

First class hiking and biking trails at 6500 ft altitude plus. Take some days to acclimate to the altitude for $1 Weekdays you have access to beautiful trails of all challenges. Beautiful vistas nice picnic areas and restrooms. Some parts of nature trails are paved. High desert with some trees thrown in at base of Sandia mountains. Very easy to... More 

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