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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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Recent Reviews

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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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22 Completed 22 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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50 Completed 9 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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Petroglyph National Monument: Piedras Marcadas Canyon
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

If you live in or around Albuquerque, you should absolutely spend a morning (or afternoon) in this park. Take a friend.

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Domingo Baca Trail #230/TWA Canyon
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76 Completed 2 Reviews

We have had some exciting rains lately and the terrain is loving it. This trail looks great with spring vegetation and flowers and there is water in the creek. Of course the crash site is fascinating. Took 6hours round trip, which includes one hour at the site

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The Volcanoes - Petroglyph National Monument
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

Enjoyed this nice workout with expansive views of Albuquerque, the Petroglyphs and non-active Volcanos.

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Domingo Baca Trail #230/TWA Canyon
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25 Completed 15 Reviews

I plan to complete this trail sometime soon as i had to turn back mid-way as it was getting dark. Loved the trail, its challenging and rocky, just what i love! Returning back was fun due to downhill run!

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Alameda, Bosque, Rio Grande loop
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25 Completed 15 Reviews

Very nice trail for easy running! It has paved path for bicyclists but you can run along the water channel too.

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