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Best Trails

La Luz Trail

Sandia Park, NM

8.8 mile trail at the north end of the Sandias, goes from the base of the mountain to the peak at 10,678'. Beautiful views of the Albuquerque valley to the west.

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Albuquerque Bosque Bike Path
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11 Completed 5 Reviews

Beautiful area neat trail flat not very challenging.

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Albuquerque Bosque Bike Path
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

The Bosque bike path is a great place to run. I recommend running along this bike path for longer distances. Summer/Spring months I recommend lots of sun block and bug spray. Fall/Winter months I recommend layers of clothing. Watch out for lots of local bikers riding this path. Beware of coyotes in the early morning hours.

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The Volcanoes - Petroglyph National Monument
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice hike. Not too steep. There was a really cool cave on top of the first volcano. Awesome views

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Rio Grande Valley State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail is paved and runs South to area just past the ABQ Zoo. The full route down and back is approx. 35 miles but I-40 is 12.5 miles with other turn around points. Think as you travel South due to 1 to 2 degree incline as you head North. Great for beginners!3

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Pino Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this today with my dog. It recently rained which kept the heat down however the large amounts of vegetation that has flourished because of it nearly covered the trail at times. This is the second time I've completed this solo and the views (though sparse) were amazing. Initially easy but becomes much tougher. Keep in mind the parking lot closure depending on the season. I had to run down the trail and narrowly avoided the gate being closed by five minutes. Great hike, will do again.

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Michial M. Emery Bear Canyon Trailhead
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail is pretty flat and wide for the most part. I went with a toddler and 2 dogs. The dogs had shade once in a while by some pretty large bushes, but the trail is mostly in the sun. There are a couple dog poop bag stations before getting on the trail which is convenient. For people hiking with kids, the trail is mostly lined with cactus and yucca plants. I also noticed my ankles were covered in stickers when I got back to the car... thank goodness for my hiking socks! I saw a girl running in knee high socks which is probably a good choice. Overall it was a beautiful, well maintained trail... just be aware of how close cactus etc. are to the trail.

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Volcano and Petroglyph Tour
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33 Completed 31 Reviews

My son and I hiked nearly to the top of one of the petroglyph sites about two years ago (at the time he'd just turned 3) He was such a champ!! We really enjoyed ourselves, Great view too

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Boca Negra Canyon trails
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53 Completed 10 Reviews

Go for the glyphs not the hike. Take your cell phone and listen to the information on the history of the place. Very interesting.

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Embudito Trail #192
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

We came in the spring it's beautiful and steep this is a few bugs wonderful sights and smells and sounds and a beautiful view of the city

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Domingo Baca Trail #230/TWA Canyon
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite trails in one of my favorite canyons. The real trick is not missing the turnoff out of the streambed- a short scramble up a rocky path to the right about 1/4 to 1/2 mile past the rock shelter. After that the trail is pretty clear. I went on past the plane wreckage- very steep, lots of poison something or other beside the trail to make you itch (go in spring or early summer), and near the top the trail disappears into scrub oak bushwhacking. It meets the La Luz trail 1/2 mile from the top. Great hike.

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