Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge Short Hike
In Albuquerque Region

Hike Id H10590
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:20.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.0
Minimum Elevation 4800
Elevation Gain 20
Total Uphill 20
Total Downhill 20
Route Type Figure8
Drive Miles Round Trip 25
Drive Time Oneway 0:25
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (4.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 9
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights Great foliage in foliage season and/or birds in flight or resting in bird season. See birds feeding in tthe open fields on the way to the trailhead.

Cautions Do not fall in the water or trip over the weeds.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque go South on I-25 to the Rio Bravo Exit.
Exit I-25 at Rio Bravo and travel west.
At 2nd Street go south for 3 1/2 miles. (Be aware to not turn left onto Desert Road and crossing the railroad tracks.)
Note the sign on the right side of 2nd street for Valle de Oro. Enter the parking lot and make an immediate left turn so that you are traveling south parallel to 2nd street. After 0.2 miles the road turns right (west) and in 0.9 miles
note the large white gate on the right. At this point turn left (south) for 0.5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right (west) and travel for 0.1 miles and park.

Actual Hike Pass through the gate and hike the figure eight choosing to traverce it in one of seversl ways.

Comments The Valle de Oro has been made a national wildlife area. See website.

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