Aldo Leopold Trail

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120

Distance0.6mi
Elevation Gain5ft
Trailhead Elevation4,968ft
Top4,972ft
Elevation Min/Max4968/4972ft
Elevation Start/End4968/4968ft

Aldo Leopold Trail

Aldo Leopold Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 4,968 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 5 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bosque Trail.

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Best Hikes Near Albuquerque (Falcon Guides)
JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner
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"Named for one of the pioneers of the modern conservation movement, the Aldo Leopold Trail offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing within the city limits of Albuquerque. The Aldo Leopold Forest Trail was dedicated in 2009 in honor of Leopold and his love of the Rio Grande and the Rio Grande Valley. This short and easy day hike celebrates a leader in the conservation movement. Widely acknowledged as the father of modern-day wildlife conservation, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, writer, and outdoor enthusiast." Read more
Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe (Falcon Guides)
JD & Emily Tanner / Shey Lambert
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"This short and easy ride celebrates a leader in modern- day wildlife conservation. Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. He may be best known for his collection of essays, first published in 1949, titled A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There, in which he discusses many of his ideas on conservation, including the “land ethic.” The access to the Aldo Leopold Trail begins on the northwest side of the Rio Grande State Park Nature Center. Follow the gravel trail south, back out of the parking area. Parking lot gates are locked at 5 p.m., and vehicles still in the lot will be locked in overnight. If you plan on being on the trail after 5 p.m., park outside the gates." Read more

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Trail Information

Albuquerque
Nearby City
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW, Albuquerque 87107; (505) 344-7240; www.emnrd.state.nm.us/index.html
Local Contacts
USGS Los Griegos; trail map available at the nature center
Local Maps

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Dec 2018