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Elena Gallegos Park

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Address: Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Maybe the Best Foothills Hiking Trails

The trails in Elena Gallegos range from easy to moderate. There are biking trails. And, most importantly, the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains is at its glorious best. My dogs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The trails in Elena Gallegos range from easy to moderate. There are biking trails. And, most importantly, the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains is at its glorious best. My dogs love Elena Gallegos!

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in here by accident while checking out the area near the Sandia's. It was 2$ to get in, plenty of parking distributed throughout the short drive loop. Nice trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Dog friendly too! It appears to be a local favorite but if your passing through - find it.

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Emmaus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park in the desert foothills. It has picnic areas, and lots of trails for strolling and well as serious hiking.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are wonderful here, and the trail system has something for everyone. If you don't like to share the trail with bikes, you can head into the national forest and hike. The biking has fun rolling trails and some technical challenges through Pearl's Dive.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to go in Albuquerque! The views of the city and the mountains are stunning. The park has wide dirt trails that you can take an off road jogging stroller on and a ton of picnic tables. Awesome place for a family walk and picnic.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It was really beautiful and peaceful up there. We had our clubs picnic up there and I didn't even know that it existed and I am sure glad that I do now.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I love the open space and foothills of Albuquerque, and Elena Gallegos park has some of the most spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains. I went to a wedding here at one of the areas available for reservation, and it created a stunning backdrop for a beautiful ceremony. There are really so many nearby trails in the Albuquerque area, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This trail system, which is part of the Open Space, is amazing. It's VERY well maintained. The trails are VERY well marked. They're open to walking and biking. It's only $1 during the week and $2 on the weekends. The pay station has a good, easy to read trail map. There are miles and miles of trails so you can... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nice stop on the way to the Scandia Tramway. Easy hike. Good trails. Beautiful scenery. Didn't get to see the rattlers though.

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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 

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