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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest's first urban refuge will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people on a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. Urban refuges such as Valle...more
This place has a lot of potential but it will take awhile to develop. It is a work in progress. If you persevere and drive to the back part of the property along the river you will find some nice hiking areas. Not too much...More
As we drew closer and the scenery was just auto junk yards, gas storage, and industrial-type buildings, I had misgivings that this wasn't going to meet my expectations. The Visitor Center, an old rundown building, was closed. We went over to the kiosk to find...More
Beautiful area but really nothing there. Roads and some wildlife. Bikes could be fun. Maybe there will be some structures/dedicated tourist areas- but nothing so far. Great idea, hopefully will be developed. We as a community should support these preserves as much as possible.
We visited Valle de Oro on the MLK, Jr holiday. The refuge was open, as advertised, but the "visitor's center" (an old house lacking signage and a clear entrance) was closed. So -- no maps, no suggestions as to how to enjoy the refuge, no...More
If you love the quiet of the bosque, without a lot of company, this is Albuquerque’s hidden treasure. We live in town, but stayed nearby at Flora Fauna Farm’s B & B early in October before the crane migration, just to check it out. It...More
We attended the monthly open house at Valle de Oro in August. I think I learned about it on a New Mexico tourism website. I had never been to Valle de Oro, but, based on the name, expected to see wildlife. There was a talk...More