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3 Best Hiking Trails in Albuquerque, NM

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

PETROGLYPH NATIONAL MONUMENT

Western Trail Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87120 DIRECTIONS

Since 1990

Here’s The Deal:
Petroglyph National Monument is a National park and is one of North America's largest petroglyphic sites. It is an archaeological site that has thousands of prehistoric Native American etchings on stone walls. It contains patterns and symbols that Native Americans and Spanish settlers carved into volcanic rocks 400 to 700 years ago. This monument of 7,244 hectares is based on a collaboration with the National Park Service. It has 20,000 petroglyphs and provides the public with opportunities for leisure and education. Tourists are allowed to hike the trails from sunrise to sunset in the Volcanoes Day Use Area, Rinconada Canyon, and Piedras Marcadas Canyons. Rinconada Canyon is a 2.2-mile hike.

SPECIALTY:
Mountains, Petroglyphs, Events, Volcanic Rock, Rock Art, Monument, Visitor Center, Parks, Jack Rabbits, Nature Trail & Walking

Price: Parking Fees:
$2 on weekends
$1 on weekdays

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Mon-Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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RIO GRANDE NATURE CENTER

2901 Candelaria Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87107 DIRECTIONS

Since 1982

Here’s The Deal:
The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is one of 35 state parks in New Mexico. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Rio Grande bosque and educate about the Rio Grande ecosystem. The 38.8-acre park features ponds, gardens, and a visitor center. It is adjacent to the river forest and hiking trails along the Rio Grande. The Nature Center features lectures, guided walks, and other educational events. It has excellent bird watching throughout the year, allowing visitors to encounter around 250 bird species, including roadrunners and wood ducks.

SPECIALTY:
Cottonwoods, Woods, Wildflowers, Nice Playground, Walking, Meadows, Farmland Flourishing with Native Grasses, Large Pond, Visitor's Center, Picnic Area, Two Story Kids and Adults, Great Trails, Fun Place to Play, Willows & Memorial Road

Price: Per Vehicle: $3
Per Bus: $15

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Mon-Sun: 8am - 5pm

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LA LUZ TRAILHEAD

Forest Service 333 Road, Albuquerque, NM 87122 DIRECTIONS

Since 1965

Here’s The Deal:
La Luz Trailhead is one of the most popular path trails in Albuquerque. An eight-mile trail begins at La Luz Trailhead and reaches an elevation of more than 3,500 feet. The mildly trafficked 2.3-mile trail loops below a canopy of cottonwood trees. The path leads from the hot desert landscape to the cool Canadian forest, one way for 7.5 miles. The increase in elevation is 3,200 feet vertical. Visitors can take plenty of water and high-energy food and spend plenty of time for themselves. You can see the magnificent trees rising in the middle of the hike like ponderosa pine. You can experience the great views of Albuquerque.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Wildflowers, Picnicking, Rocks, Outdoor Learning, Walking, Climbing, Minerals & Fishing

laluztrail.com

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Mon-Sun: 6am - 8pm

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