Best Walking in New Mexico

This list represents the most popular walking in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Menaul Trailhead: Hard Channel Navigation

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    Albuquerque, NM

    This route explores bicycle/pedestrian routes in the Northeast Heights, starting from the Menaul Trailhead (as it appears on maps) at the east end of Menaul Blvd. A sign at the gate identifies ...
    •  5 miles
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    This route explores bicycle/pedestrian routes in the Northeast Heights, starting from the Menaul Trailhead (as it appears ...

  • #2 Corrales: Horse Capital of New Mexico

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Follow the main street and back roads around the village of Corrales for a display of eclectic architecture from the past and present. Often you can identify an architectural style by the roof ...
    •  3.25 miles
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    Follow the main street and back roads around the village of Corrales for a display of eclectic architecture from the past ...

  • #3 Nob Hill: Hipsters Paradise

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Nob Hill is a collection of six neighborhood additions spanning from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd., and from Girard Blvd. to Washington St. It’s best known for its lively atmosphere of shopping and ...
    •  3.75 miles
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    Nob Hill is a collection of six neighborhood additions spanning from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd., and from Girard Blvd. to Washington ...

  • #4 Los Poblanos: Wine Country

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Recurring floods in the late 1800s and early 1900s destroyed most of the early settlements in the North Valley, making it difficult to determine the locations of the original plazas. Agriculture ...
    •  4.5 miles
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    Recurring floods in the late 1800s and early 1900s destroyed most of the early settlements in the North Valley, making it ...

  • #5 Alameda Bridge: Crossing the Same River Twice

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    Albuquerque, NM

    At the northern reaches of Rio Grande Valley State Park, Alameda Open Space provides access to both the 16-mile-long Paseo del Bosque Trail and a recently established county property, Bachechi ...
    •  3 miles
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    At the northern reaches of Rio Grande Valley State Park, Alameda Open Space provides access to both the 16-mile-long Paseo ...

  • #6 El Rancho Plaza: Life on the High Road

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Edith Boulevard has gone by many names: Camino de Bernalillo, Camino de la Ladera, and Highland Road, to name a few. It emerged as an alternate route during times when mud and floods overwhelmed ...
    •  4 miles
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    Edith Boulevard has gone by many names: Camino de Bernalillo, Camino de la Ladera, and Highland Road, to name a few. It emerged ...

  • #7 Los Duranes: Something Old, Something New

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Los Duranes claims to be Albuquerque’s second oldest neighborhood. The Duranes acequia madre, or mother ditch, was established in 1706. In the mid-1790s, La Plaza de Señor San Jose de Los Duranes ...
    •  3.5 miles
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    Los Duranes claims to be Albuquerque’s second oldest neighborhood. The Duranes acequia madre, or mother ditch, was established ...

  • #8 Barelas: Land of Mi Chante

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    Albuquerque, NM

    The closure of the railroad shops in 1970 eliminated 1,500 jobs from the community. Adding insult to injury, the city disconnected the main route into Barelas to create Civic Plaza in 1974 (and ...
    •  2.5 miles
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    The closure of the railroad shops in 1970 eliminated 1,500 jobs from the community. Adding insult to injury, the city disconnected ...

  • #9 Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Valle de Oro, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, is billed as an oasis for both wildlife and people. Located 5 miles south of downtown Albuquerque and within a 30-minute drive for half ...
    •  4 miles
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    Valle de Oro, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, is billed as an oasis for both wildlife and people. Located 5 ...

  • #10 Downtown to the Country Club: Movin’ on Up

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    Albuquerque, NM

    This walk shuttles between the west end of downtown’s main drag and the south side of the Albuquerque Country Club. Though less than a mile apart, the two settings are nearly opposites in character. ...
    •  4.25 miles
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    This walk shuttles between the west end of downtown’s main drag and the south side of the Albuquerque Country Club. Though ...

  • #11 Pat Hurley Park–BioPark: The Mother Road Loop

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Both the interstate and the river harbor interesting corridors built exclusively for pedestrians and bicyclists, but because they also pose significant barriers to local traffic, you may likely ...
    •  6 miles
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    Both the interstate and the river harbor interesting corridors built exclusively for pedestrians and bicyclists, but because ...

  • #12 Volcano Trails: Works in Progress

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    Albuquerque, NM

    This route loops through recent residential developments and an ancient landscape within the boundaries of Petroglyph National Monument. It’s the first of three walks in areas currently in the ...
    •  2.25 miles
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    This route loops through recent residential developments and an ancient landscape within the boundaries of Petroglyph National ...

  • #13 Martineztown–Santa Barbara: The Quick and the Dead

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Martineztown–Santa Barbara is an old neighborhood that stretches north from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to Menaul Blvd. Despite its proximity to downtown Albuquerque and the University of ...
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    Martineztown–Santa Barbara is an old neighborhood that stretches north from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to Menaul Blvd. ...

  • #14 Balloon Fiesta: Diamonds, Dirigibles, and Other Diversions

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    Albuquerque, NM

    What was once a barren foothill informally known as Rattlesnake Mesa is now an oasis for golf, baseball, and an international balloon fiesta. Running alongside these new fields of green is a ...
    •  4.25 miles
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    What was once a barren foothill informally known as Rattlesnake Mesa is now an oasis for golf, baseball, and an international ...

  • #15 Fairview Memorial Park: Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Albuquerque, NM

    People have been living—and dying—in the Albuquerque area for 12,000 years, so it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when the custom of burying corpses began around here. The oldest local Anasazi ...
    •  1.5 miles
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    People have been living—and dying—in the Albuquerque area for 12,000 years, so it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when the ...

  • #16 Huning Highland: Legacy of the Railroad and Route 66

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    Albuquerque, NM

    This area was in rapid decline by the mid-1970s. Its first step toward recovery came in 1978, when the Huning Highland Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. ...
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    This area was in rapid decline by the mid-1970s. Its first step toward recovery came in 1978, when the Huning Highland Historic ...

  • #17 Bernalillo: The City of Coronado

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    Albuquerque, NM

    The AT&SF railroad found the town attractive as well and sought to establish their rail yards here. Content with living in a small town (and his power over it) Perea dissuaded them by inflating ...
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    The AT&SF railroad found the town attractive as well and sought to establish their rail yards here. Content with living in ...

  • #18 Expo New Mexico: Beyond the Fair

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    Albuquerque, NM

    On these 236 acres are more than two dozen venues that host 200 events throughout the year. Shows cater to a wide array of interests: antiques, jewelry, and fine arts; monster trucks and lowriders; ...
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    On these 236 acres are more than two dozen venues that host 200 events throughout the year. Shows cater to a wide array of ...

  • #19 Rio Bravo: Still a Little Crazy

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    Albuquerque, NM

    Wedged between the natural splendor of the Rio Grande Valley State Park and the industrial gloom of 2nd St. are more than 126 acres of agricultural land poised for residential development. If ...
    •  4 miles
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    Wedged between the natural splendor of the Rio Grande Valley State Park and the industrial gloom of 2nd St. are more than ...

  • #20 Old Town: Don Cuervo’s Illegitimate Villa

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    Albuquerque, NM

    In 1706 Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes, acting governor of the Province of New Mexico, boldly announced the founding of the Villa of Albuquerque. It proved to be a poor decision. In his haste, ...
    •  1.75 miles
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    In 1706 Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes, acting governor of the Province of New Mexico, boldly announced the founding of the ...