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Elena Gallegos Park

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Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Great hiking to be had from this launch off point.

While there are lots of picnic areas to enjoy, this seems to be a launch off point for many a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
944phyllisk
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wonderful Place to Hike

A group of friends got together to hike Elena Gallegos Pino Trail and it was wonderful. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chef9652016
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Corrales, New Mexico
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“open space” (11 reviews)
“picnic area” (8 reviews)
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Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Reviewed yesterday

While there are lots of picnic areas to enjoy, this seems to be a launch off point for many a hiker. Lots of trails into the Sandias to be found here. There are toilets and a water tap at the start of the Pino Trail....More

Thank 944phyllisk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of friends got together to hike Elena Gallegos Pino Trail and it was wonderful. The scenery is fantastic and the trail isn't overly difficult.

Thank chef9652016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The parking is not free but it is only a couple of dollars. The trails around the parking area are very nice with lively plant life. The best thing is the trail that leads up to Paseo Luz which leads up to the summit of...More

Thank Farida C
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is in the northeast part of ABQ off of Tramway. It is very nice but nothing to view as a true destination. Just a small park in a nice area.

Thank shrink2u
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

I live in Albuquerque and frequently come to this beautiful park to hike. The views are beautiful and there are multiple trails to walk on, with endless trail combinations for loop hikes. I often hike alone and feel very safe here. Hiking can be as...More

Thank CECILE J
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We've been having cookouts with our family for a couple of years at Elena Gallegos Park. Our favorite site is on the far east end near the trailheads. There is a covered table and grill not too far from the parking. The views to the...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I have done most of the Pino Trail, which eventually becomes shaded and forested, the beginning of your hike will take you through desert for about 45 minutes, so be prepared. I noticed that a lot of tourist looking folks walked in without water and...More

2  Thank Mindy C
Reviewed May 19, 2017

What a great place to hike! The trails range from simple to complex, and you can hike from bottom to top or top to bottom. We took a simple walk on the Pinot #140 trail and a side nature trail. Spent about 1 1/2 hours...More

1  Thank Edward Z
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Great park for hiking, pictures, or just staying on the main road for a nice stop at a picnic location. Should come to this park more often for the great trails for hiking or running. Highly recommend locals or visitors stopping by to get up...More

1  Thank CJ135
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Just moved here....The trails are near our residence. It is beautiful terrain. .. deer, road runners, rabbits have been seen so far. Lots of mountain bikers at times, not always. We mostly do 30 min to hour walks. Plan ahead by looking at Google maps....More

1  Thank John Darrell L
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Charline G
November 11, 2015|
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Response from Vijaysinghdesimone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it gets very windy in March/April and can be a bit chilly,but still lovely for a hike or visit. The homes are awesome and the landscape just breathtaking. Enjoy and be safe.
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