The preservation of the Albuquerque foothills was probably the best decision the city ever made. The views are beautiful in every direction and one can spend little or much time walking, hiking, running, biking, picnicking or just admiring the scenery. There are five main parking areas/access points leading to a variety of trails. Elena Gallegos is the most popular and... 更多
There are many places to park near the foothills and walk the trails. Some of the trails stay down low, some head up to the top of the mountain, some continue over to the other side. In the spring you can find small streams on the ABQ city side on some of the higher elevation trails. All offer something different.
Nice hiking, and the community is always improving it. Please, take water, and a walking stick will come in handy. There are lovely restaurants all around the area. And if you try one, go for one you think you might not like from the outside, because it's what's inside that counts [remember, this is an old historic area, many places... 更多
I regularly hike several Open Space trails in Albuquerque. The last few weekends have been at Sandia Foothills Embudo Canyon. The views of Albuquerque are amazing. We go early in the morning, so we often see hot air balloons up. The trails are well-maintained and good for a novice hiker. There are many uses for the trail - hiking, running,... 更多
There are good parking facilities by the many trails that lead into the foothills. Great for walkers and cyclists. Good views from the various peaks too.
Views of the city or of the mountain valleys surround you as you climb many of the trails in the foothills at the base of the Sandia Mountains.
Living on the East side of Albuquerque for 10 years, I use the trails weekly. The City of Albuquerque has trail info on their website. Most of the trails lead to routes up into the Sandia Crest. The MEET UP website is a great way to arrange a trail hike with other hikers. The trails are wide and easy along... 更多
There are so many trails in the foothills that anyone at any level can enjoy being out there. It is right in the northeast part of town just minutes away from anywhere - so accessible!