Paseo del Bosque Trail

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Paseo del Bosque multiuse trail has been cited in magazines like Sunset and National Geographic Adventure as one of the best urban trails in the West. Hikers, bikers, in-line skaters, and joggers all enjoy this 16-mile-long trail that has several access points. Hikers should be on the lookout for beavers, numerous species of birds, snakes, and turtles along the section featured in this hike. The Paseo del Bosque Trail, known to many locals as the Riverside Bike Path, is arguably the most popular and well-known trail within the city limits of Albuquerque. The 16-mile-long multi-use trail runs along the Rio Grande through the middle of Albuquerque and offers locals and out-of-town visitors seven main access points along with numerous secondary access points.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

The Paseo del Bosque multiuse trail has been cited in magazines like Sunset and National Geographic Adventure as one of the best urban trails in the West. Hikers, bikers, in-line skaters, and joggers all enjoy this 16-mile-long trail that has several access points. Hikers should be on the lookout for beavers, numerous species of birds, snakes, and turtles along the section featured in this hike.

The Paseo del Bosque Trail, known to many locals as the Riverside Bike Path, is arguably the most popular and well-known trail within the city limits of Albuquerque. The 16-mile-long multi-use trail runs along the Rio Grande through the middle of Albuquerque and offers locals and out-of-town visitors seven main access points along with numerous secondary access points.

© 2013 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Albuquerque
Distance: 8.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Year-round. Open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Apr through Oct, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov through Mar.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Open Space Division, Parks and Recreation, 3615 Los Picaros SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105; (505) 452-5200; www.cabq.gov/openspace/riograndevalley.html
Local Maps: USGS Los Griegos; detailed trail map and brochure available at Open Space Visitor Center
Driving Directions: Directions to Paseo del Bosque Trail

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