Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Alameda Open Space North Hike
In Albuquerque Region

Hike Id H10260
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:52.0
Hike Class A
Hike Miles 3.9
Minimum Elevation 4995
Elevation Gain 15
Total Uphill 15
Total Downhill 15
Route Type CCW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 20
Drive Time Oneway 0:20
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (3.7 by 3 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 9
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights The Rio Grande, various birds and other wildlife, and North Valley horse stables, homes, and mansions.

Trailhead Directions Take Alameda West from I-25 or 4th Street past Rio Grande Blvd. to the Alameda/Rio Grande open space parking lot on the South side of Alameda and PARK (0.0 mi).

Actual Hike This is a short, level hike in the Bosque and along the levy north of Alameda. It is on the East side of the Rio Grande. The hike starts in the parking lot (with porta-potties) proceeds to the north under Alameda and then west a short distance to the picnic area (before crossing the river). Hike North through the picnic area and enter the Rio Grande State Park. Follow the trail, in the Bosque and along the river, until you come to the Sandia Pueblo fence at PUEBLO (1.7 mi) (clearly marked). Hike east about 100 yards along the pueblo fence and up on the levee. Follow the road atop the levee back to the trail head.

Comments We will see the river, Canada geese, sand hill cranes, and North Valley horse stables, homes, and mansions. We may see bald and golden eagles, other birds, coyotes, raccoons, horses, and a few other hikers. Because this is a short, local hike, we will NOT have lunch on the trail. Just bring water and a snack. We will stop for an early lunch at a near-by restaurant.

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PARK: N 35 11.713, W 106 38.414
PUEBLO: N 35 12.529, W 106 36.994

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GPX:WayTrack, 28Sep10, Garmin, Dick Brown

Text Author John Holmes
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer Frank Ernst