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Elena Gallegos Park

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Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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We came here for a picnic in hopes that we would be cool. It is nice, but if you want grass and... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Wilms P
Great hiking trails for families young to old

Great place to hike for families. Several trails from easy to difficult. Be sure to bring a... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came here for a picnic in hopes that we would be cool. It is nice, but if you want grass and shade, this isn't the place.

Thank Wilms P
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place to hike for families. Several trails from easy to difficult. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery. The park ranger office has a map so you can see the various trails.

1  Thank amothersgarden
Reviewed July 30, 2015

I wanted to visit here on my last trip but didn't manage to. Very nice trails for all levels and beautiful terrain. If you go in summer, go early before the heat of the day and keep hydrated. There were rattlesnake danger signs but I...More

Thank timetraveler8
Reviewed July 26, 2015

I parked there to go see the TWA wreck and the parking was good, facilities were good, the trails seemed very well maintained and extensive. If you are just looking for a short hike, maybe you should just try one of the spots in the...More

Thank Ris C
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely trails and great accessibility. Albuquerque has many great areas to hike around it, but for proximity to the mountains AND the city, this is the one for a quick break from urban life without really leaving the city.

Thank catherineh417
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Clean bathrooms, nice shelters, clean grills...watch out for rattlesnakes - saw one on the cement path about 50 feet from one shelter! Bugs were a bit fierce...if you're having a gathering I would suggest bringing some strong bug spray for mosquitos & nats.

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great spot to have a picnic with wonderful views of the city especially at sunset or take a short hike

1  Thank HarrySin2014
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Elena Gallegos Park is located in the foothills of the Sandia Mt.s, just off of Tramway Blvd. It has a broad panoramic view of the Sandia Mt.s up close in a sort of Canyon looking upwards toward the mountain peaks. This is a wonderful spot...More

1  Thank IslandJohan
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This area is at the base of the Sandia Mountains and is a well-planned place for picnicking (some of the sites have beautiful shelters). I was a guest at an event, so I'm not entirely sure about the logistics, but I'm fairly certain you need...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful views. Nice covered tables. Hiking trails. Covered area with tables and grills for large group with volley ball area and horse shoe pits.

Thank 75boat
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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.