PETROGLYPH NATIONAL MONUMENT
Western Trail Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87120 Directions
Monument, Jack Rabbits, Parks, Walking, Playground, Mountains, Events, Rock Art, Volcanic Rock, Petroglyphs, Visitor Center & Nature Trail
'Petroglyph National Monument' preserves one of North America's largest petroglyphic sites. 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 walk the trails from sunrise to sunset in the volcanoes day-usee area, Rinconada canyon, and Piedras Marcadas canyons. The 2.2-mile long, classic desert walking trail with wildlife and petroglyph views.
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RIO GRANDE NATURE CENTER
2901 Candelaria Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Directions
Nice Playground, Woods, Walking, Meadows and Farmland Flourishing with Native Grasses, Wildflowers, Visitor's Center, Picnic Area, Great Trails, Two Story Kids and Adults, Fun Place to Play, Willows, Memorial Road, Cottonwoods & Large Pond
Rio Grande Nature Center is a 50l(c)3 non-supporting nature center. This 270-acre river forest and meadows area provide hiking trails along the Rio Grande River. It has 130,000 visitors to the Nature Centre, including lectures, guided walks, and other educational events. It provides excellent bird watching throughout the year, allowing tourists to encounter around 250 bird species, including roadrunners and wood ducks. Enjoy a guided walk through the forests of Rio Grande. The Nature Center is hosting the walk and opening your eyes and ears to the animals which call home to the forest. Park visitors can observe river Sandhill cranes and treetop porcupines.
Price: $3 per Vehicle & $15 per Bus
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LA LUZ TRAILHEAD
Forest Service 333 Road, Albuquerque, NM 87122 Directions
Wildflowers, Rocks, Picnicking, Minerals, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Walking, Climbing, Fishing & Outdoor Learning
La Luz Trailhead is one of the area's most popular path trails. The eight-mile trail, which begins at La Luz Trailhead, 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 a total of 7.5 miles. The increase in elevation is 3,200 feet vertical. Visitors can take plenty of water and high-energy food, and have plenty of time for themselves. You can see the magnificent trees rising in the middle of the hike like ponderosa pine.