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Elena Gallegos Park

Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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A great place for a walk in nature (while in a wheelchair)

My mom and I walked and rolled up to the bird blind at the top of the trail. There were blue birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A beautiful treasure!

Lovely place, and worth the trip. For all levels of skill, grab your camera, a wide brim hat, and... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Albuquerque New Mexico
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“open space” (11 reviews)
Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I walked and rolled up to the bird blind at the top of the trail. There were blue birds in the trees and bushes. And a friendly photographer who showed us zoom photo close-ups.

Thank pauloR2500KM
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lovely place, and worth the trip. For all levels of skill, grab your camera, a wide brim hat, and enjoy the views.

Thank AlbuquerqueRealtor
Reviewed 14 October 2017

this was a fun easy hike... saw people on bikes, horses and walking. bring water. we did about 3 miles.

Thank sherrycalh
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Park with several trails, both long and short. A good chance to see the desert terrain up close. Suggest you pair this with a visit to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park to see the contrast. Two very different environments just a few miles...More

2  Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've been here on a few different occasions. The first time I just explored some of the trails, and came across a patio with an overlook to a pond. It definitely felt as if I'd escaped Albuquerque, but I was just up the street from...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I've walked these trails many times when I lived in Albuquerque. They are well maintained and frequently used. The only suggestion I would have is there are many areas that could use a small bench or even large sitting rocks in SHADED areas of the...More

Thank tattoued
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were looking for a place to walk our dog and came upon the Park. It's a cool area, well maintained and natural. Still have to leash your dog which is a downer for us but at least the area helps you feel freeer!

Thank j0anjr
Reviewed 19 July 2017

While there are lots of picnic areas to enjoy, this seems to be a launch off point for many a hiker. Lots of trails into the Sandias to be found here. There are toilets and a water tap at the start of the Pino Trail....More

Thank 944phyllisk
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A group of friends got together to hike Elena Gallegos Pino Trail and it was wonderful. The scenery is fantastic and the trail isn't overly difficult.

Thank chef9652016
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The parking is not free but it is only a couple of dollars. The trails around the parking area are very nice with lively plant life. The best thing is the trail that leads up to Paseo Luz which leads up to the summit of...More

Thank Farida C
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Charline G
11 November 2015|
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Response from Vijaysinghdesimone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it gets very windy in March/April and can be a bit chilly,but still lovely for a hike or visit. The homes are awesome and the landscape just breathtaking. Enjoy and be safe.