Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Rio Grande Nature Center To Tingley Beach Hike
In Albuquerque Region

Hike Id H10369
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:20.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 8.1
Minimum Elevation 4950
Elevation Gain 15
Total Uphill 35
Total Downhill 35
Route Type Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 10
Drive Time Oneway 0:15
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (3.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 9
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights Pleasant stroll along the Rio Grande ending at Tingley Beach with ducks and colorful sculptures.

Trailhead Directions In Albuquerque on the east side take Candelaria west until it dead-ends. Turn right into the Rio Grande Nature Center and PARK (0.0 mi). There is a $3 parking fee.

Actual Hike From parking head straight toward the river to the paved path and go south to the DITCH BANK (1.3 mi) point and take the high ditch bank to avoid competition with the hikers and rollerbladers. You will pass under I-40 and will also pass under Central at the Bio-Park. Proceed along the fence at Tingley Beach to the PASS THRU (3.8 mi) and visit the pond area for lunch. Then return to beyond the I40 underpass and bear left into the BOSQUE (5.7 mi) and find a path north along the river. Cross over the rail fence and continue until you reach the Nature Center gravel path. Take this path east to the Nature Center and back to parking.

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PARK: N 35 07.647, W 106 40.904
DITCH BANK: N 35 06.862, W 106 41.332
PASS THRU: N 35 05.103, W 106 40.424
BOSQUE: N 35 06.383, W 106 41.415

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GPX:WayTrack, 29Oct10, Garmin, Dick Brown

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Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
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