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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
+1 505-344-7240
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Great way to spend a couple of hours.

We saw plenty of birds and a few squirrels. The walk to the river is enjoyable and the staff at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
onetoonehundred
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Las Vegas, Nevada
A hidden gem

The Rio Grande Nature Center is tucked into the bosque on the east side of the Rio Grande in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pflepsep
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird watching” (8 reviews)
“visitor center” (15 reviews)
“viewing room” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
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+1 505-344-7240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw plenty of birds and a few squirrels. The walk to the river is enjoyable and the staff at the center are friendly and informative.

Thank onetoonehundred
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rio Grande Nature Center is tucked into the bosque on the east side of the Rio Grande in the North Valley. Walking trails, birding, wildlife, peace and quiet. take a seat on a bench and watch the ducks, cranes, turtles, and hummingbirds at the...More

Thank pflepsep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for families . Any age and ability . Open all year . Great parking , $3- cash only . Easy to find, fun for kids, walking , hike on the paths , all flat , all safe and go down to the River...More

Thank micha22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I are amateur bird watchers and decided to check out this park. Cost is $3 per car, need exact change. 8:30am on Saturdays is a bird watching hike, but we sadly got there too late. The ponds near the visitor centre have...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated opposite Tingly Beach we parked up to see the Rio Grande. It was very pleasant without being wow.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing through Albuquerque but had a couple of hours to do something outdoors. This was a nice area to see some local nature just a few minutes drive from our hotel. Enjoyed the walk, took both loops for about 2 miles with...More

1  Thank gtkij07
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great place to walk and see the local birds . There are lots of trails with benches and nature signs . It is on the edge of the river trail system . There are trails that go all over the river valley...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a fine nature preserve. It includes trails along the Rio Grande wetlands. Lots of birds. Filled with HUGE cottonwood trees.

Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Honesty pay system. Didn"t see much wildlife, but was a nice little hike. Visotors center was interesting

Thank twinkiedlj
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After reading so many positive reviews we went expecting a lot. All this was for us was a flood plain, no good views. We saw a few geese and ducks maybe a few turtles but nothing great. I cannot recommend it.

Thank Vdubfixer
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EKCovan
27 August 2015|
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Response from dranz |
Yes. We saw a couple of people with their dogs with them. If you want, call their front desk (505) 344-7240 and ask just to be sure.
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NPTRSC
15 February 2015|
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Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
No it is a walking park. But across the bisque there are paved trails that bikers, walkers etc. still a beautiful place to be I nature. I don't know where to rent bikes but I m sure there is.
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