Albuquerque, NM Trails and Parks

Albuquerque has 128 trails in the vicinity, including 68 hiking trails and 29 for walking. These trails range from 0.9 to 112 miles in length. The most popular trails are La Luz Trail, Petroglyph National Monument Trails and La Luz/Tramway Loop. Trails.com member Rick D. recently completed Sierra Ladrones Wilderness Study Area Trails.
  • La Luz Trail

    6 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    A long day hike or an overnight trip from the edge of Albuquerque through the rugged Sandia Wilderness to the crest of the Sandia Mountains. A little less than 1 mile up, Tramway Trail 82 turns ...
    •  9–12 hours for day hike
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or an overnight trip from the edge of Albuquerque through the rugged Sandia Wilderness to the crest of the ...

  • Foothills Trail

    3 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This is a good area for riders of all ability levels to get out, do some exploring, and test their skills without having to drive out of town. You will be riding through brushy foothill country ...
    •  Up to 4 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a good area for riders of all ability levels to get out, do some exploring, and test their skills without having ...

  • Ball Ranch

    2 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Surrounded by tribal lands and accessed by rough easement roads behind locked gates, the trailhead can be a challenge to reach—but it’s worth the extra effort. This hike follows arroyos and old ...
    •  2-4.5 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Surrounded by tribal lands and accessed by rough easement roads behind locked gates, the trailhead can be a challenge to ...

  • North Sandia Crest

    2 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This is a moderate one-way day hike (or strenuous round-trip overnight trip) along the crest of the northern section of the Sandia Mountains. The Sandia Mountains tower over Albuquerque, rising ...
    •  6–7 hours one-way
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a moderate one-way day hike (or strenuous round-trip overnight trip) along the crest of the northern section of the ...

  • Cabezon Wilderness Study Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    The Spanish name El Cabezón, “the big head,” accurately describes this volcanic formation, but it hardly does justice to the largest, most well-known, and arguably most dramatic of many volcanic ...
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    The Spanish name El Cabezón, “the big head,” accurately describes this volcanic formation, but it hardly does justice to ...

  • Petroglyph National Monument Trails

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Petroglyph National Monument lies on the very edge of the sprawling western side of Albuquerque. Along a snaking escarpment of black volcanic boulders, the monument protects an extraordinary ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Petroglyph National Monument lies on the very edge of the sprawling western side of Albuquerque. Along a snaking escarpment ...

  • South Foothills Trails

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Not as long as its big brother to the north, the South Foothills Trail offers a great short workout on excellent ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Not as long as its big brother to the north, ...

  • Tree Spring Trail

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This is a moderate day hike through lush forest to the top of the Sandia Peak Tramway. Most of the trails to the crest in the Sandia Mountains are fairly long and strenuous. The Tree Spring ...
    •  3–4 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a moderate day hike through lush forest to the top of the Sandia Peak Tramway. Most of the trails to the crest in ...

  • 10-K Trail

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    A loop day hike into the northern section of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. The 10-K Trail got its name because it roughly follows the 10,000-foot elevation contour along the east side of the ...
    •  4–5 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop day hike into the northern section of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. The 10-K Trail got its name because it roughly ...

  • Pino Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    As the climate swings toward hotter and drier conditions, the effects can be seen all over New Mexico. In Pino Canyon, a few wet decades in the late twentieth century permitted cool-and-wet-loving ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    As the climate swings toward hotter and drier conditions, the effects can be seen all over New Mexico. In Pino Canyon, a ...

  • Embudito Trail

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This trail climbs the western slopes of the Sandia Mountains to beautiful meadows on the Sandia Crest just south of South Sandia Peak. Although a longer climb than the east side trails that go ...
    •  7 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail climbs the western slopes of the Sandia Mountains to beautiful meadows on the Sandia Crest just south of South ...

  • Volcano and Petroglyph Tour

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This is an easy ride that traverses hard-packed dirt roads, with only a few rocky spots out around the volcanoes and along the volcanic escarpment where the petroglyphs are found. There are miles ...
    •  15 minutes to 1 hour or more, depending on route
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy ride that traverses hard-packed dirt roads, with only a few rocky spots out around the volcanoes and along ...

  • Volcanoes South

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Located on West Mesa; about 15 miles west of Albuquerque. This is the easier of the two loops at Petroglyph National Monument. It is worth riding the loops together as a big "figure 8." The area ...
    •  30 to 45 minutes.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on West Mesa; about 15 miles west of Albuquerque. This is the easier of the two loops at Petroglyph National Monument. ...

  • Oh My God

    1 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Navigate arroyos and abandoned dirt roads to explore a seldom-visited landscape tucked between the Navajo and Laguna reservations. This hike takes you to one corner full of mystical formations, ...
    •  2–3 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Navigate arroyos and abandoned dirt roads to explore a seldom-visited landscape tucked between the Navajo and Laguna reservations. ...

  • Rio Grande Bosque

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    The bosque (pronounced BOW-skay) is a diminishing plant community found along the fl oodplains of major rivers in the southwest. The most extensive bosque in New Mexico stretches more than 200 ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The bosque (pronounced BOW-skay) is a diminishing plant community found along the fl oodplains of major rivers in the southwest. ...

  • The Downtown Scene (And What’s Behind It)

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Albuquerque is geographically divided into four quadrants that are officially part of any street address: NE (northeast), NW (northwest), SE (southeast), and SW (southwest). Central Ave. delineates ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Albuquerque is geographically divided into four quadrants that are officially part of any street address: NE (northeast), ...

  • Sierra Ladrones Wilderness Study Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This mountain range has a forbidding reputation out of proportion to its modest size. The Spanish name means thieves’ mountains,” and during Spanish colonial times Indian raiding parties would ...
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    This mountain range has a forbidding reputation out of proportion to its modest size. The Spanish name means thieves’ mountains,” ...

  • Sandia Mountain Wilderness Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    The Sandia Mountain Wilderness is indeed a study in contrasts and compromises. The north-south trending range, approximately 30 miles long and less than 10 miles wide, has wilderness designation ...
    •  112 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sandia Mountain Wilderness is indeed a study in contrasts and compromises. The north-south trending range, approximately ...

  • Ojito Wilderness Study Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Navigating the Ojito WSA requires a topographic map—you won’t find marked trailheads or trails. Even with a map the landscape here is often confusing— a maze of canyons, arroyos, draws, mesas, ...
    •  Guide

    Navigating the Ojito WSA requires a topographic map—you won’t find marked trailheads or trails. Even with a map the landscape ...

  • Manzano Mountain Wilderness Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Ask people if they’ve hiked in the Manzano Mountains, and many will say yes. They’ve been to Fourth of July Canyon in the fall to see the foliage display, or perhaps they’ve been to John F. Kennedy ...
    •  100 miles
    •  Guide

    Ask people if they’ve hiked in the Manzano Mountains, and many will say yes. They’ve been to Fourth of July Canyon in the ...

  • La Luz/Tramway Loop

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    The combination of the La Luz Trail and the Sandia Peak Tramway offers hikers a unique opportunity for a challenging one-way hike. The Sandia Mountains are a round-shouldered hump of granite ...
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The combination of the La Luz Trail and the Sandia Peak Tramway offers hikers a unique opportunity for a challenging one-way ...

  • Albuquerque Area Campgrounds

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    To say that Albuquerque has it all is an understatement. It is the population center of the state and has the usual attractions of a big city with the added bonus of being located in the shadow ...
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    To say that Albuquerque has it all is an understatement. It is the population center of the state and has the usual attractions ...

  • North Foothills Trails

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. How lucky are locals in the Albuquerque area to have such a great system of trails right out their back door! The ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. How lucky are locals in the Albuquerque area ...

  • Albuquerque Perimeter Loop Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    "One learns more by going around than by cutting across.” This is the motto of the Perimeter Bicycle Association of America, an organization that has accepted this loop around Albuquerque as ...
    •  65.2 miles
    •  Guide

    "One learns more by going around than by cutting across.” This is the motto of the Perimeter Bicycle Association of America, ...

  • 10K to Tree Spring Trail

    0 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    This is classic alpine riding: You will be winding your way through deep, cool stands of mixed conifers and aspens at elevations above 8,000 feet. The singletrack of the 10K and Tree Spring Trails ...
    •  3 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is classic alpine riding: You will be winding your way through deep, cool stands of mixed conifers and aspens at elevations ...