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Elena Gallegos Park

Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Memorial Day Tradition

We've been having cookouts with our family for a couple of years at Elena Gallegos Park. Our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anna M
Great trails, gorgeous views, do it.

I have done most of the Pino Trail, which eventually becomes shaded and forested, the beginning of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mindy C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“open space” (11 reviews)
“picnic area” (8 reviews)
Off Simms Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been having cookouts with our family for a couple of years at Elena Gallegos Park. Our favorite site is on the far east end near the trailheads. There is a covered table and grill not too far from the parking. The views to the...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have done most of the Pino Trail, which eventually becomes shaded and forested, the beginning of your hike will take you through desert for about 45 minutes, so be prepared. I noticed that a lot of tourist looking folks walked in without water and...More

1  Thank Mindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to hike! The trails range from simple to complex, and you can hike from bottom to top or top to bottom. We took a simple walk on the Pinot #140 trail and a side nature trail. Spent about 1 1/2 hours...More

1  Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great park for hiking, pictures, or just staying on the main road for a nice stop at a picnic location. Should come to this park more often for the great trails for hiking or running. Highly recommend locals or visitors stopping by to get up...More

1  Thank CJ135
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Just moved here....The trails are near our residence. It is beautiful terrain. .. deer, road runners, rabbits have been seen so far. Lots of mountain bikers at times, not always. We mostly do 30 min to hour walks. Plan ahead by looking at Google maps....More

1  Thank John Darrell L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I love this outdoor space, right up against the Sandia foothills, fantastic place to take photos on the gorgeous landscape!

Thank gksra42105
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The trails in Elena Gallegos range from easy to moderate. There are biking trails. And, most importantly, the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains is at its glorious best. My dogs love Elena Gallegos!

2  Thank choltz2016
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I stopped in here by accident while checking out the area near the Sandia's. It was 2$ to get in, plenty of parking distributed throughout the short drive loop. Nice trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Dog friendly too! It appears to be a...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a nice park in the desert foothills. It has picnic areas, and lots of trails for strolling and well as serious hiking.

Thank Bern666
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The views are wonderful here, and the trail system has something for everyone. If you don't like to share the trail with bikes, you can head into the national forest and hike. The biking has fun rolling trails and some technical challenges through Pearl's Dive.

1  Thank Neil B
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Are there nice running trails near the park? Looking for some nice routes that are not too difficult; La Luz is a little too challenging
8 March 2016|
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Charline G
weather in march
12 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.