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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Relaxing hike in foothills

Loved this park. Nicely maintained trails with marked intersections help you know where you are. But they're unobtrusive, so you get the feeling of wandering thru a Southwestern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
West New York, New Jersey
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West New York, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this park. Nicely maintained trails with marked intersections help you know where you are. But they're unobtrusive, so you get the feeling of wandering thru a Southwestern meadow. Lots of pics of the Sandia Crest, wildflowers and vistas of Albuquerque. Keep your ears open for cyclists and joggers- it's a great exercise area too! Only downside is that's there's... More 

Thank culuriel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The outdoor venue was beautiful as the music could be heard while we watched the sun set and the moon rise in the midst of many stars.

Thank Claydigger
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked on the Pino Trail from the parking lot. While the flat desert area was pleasant, once we got into the woods the landscape and views became stunning.

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It's unfortunate that such a scenic place has become plagued with gang-related crime. While the police presence has been increased, they can't be there around the clock and the gang members are well aware of it. If you go, do it with a group and during daylight hours.

1 Thank umakethecall
Coralville, Iowa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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!

Thank MattIowa
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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!

Thank Tonya d
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank travelersx5
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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