Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Rio Bravo Bosque - North Hike
In Albuquerque Region

Hike Id H10652
Last Update 2018-06-18 15:48:30.0
Hike Class A
Hike Miles 4.0
Minimum Elevation 4911
Elevation Gain 20
Total Uphill 20
Total Downhill 20
Avg Grade 1 %
Route Type CW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 30
Drive Time Oneway 0:40
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 Acres of chards of glass and ceramics, from a former dump many decades ago, to explore. There are some old medicine and perfume bottles still intact.

Cautions You will be walking on broken glass in some areas.

Trailhead Directions Take I-25 south to the Rio Bravo exit, then Rio Bravo west to a sign for the Rio Bravo picnic area. Turn right on Poco Loco. Park east of the Rio Grande, north side of Rio Bravo Blvd., at the Rio Bravo picnic area.

Actual Hike Head north from PARK on main trail to waypoint GLASS where you can search through dirt mounds for chards of glass, ceramics and some whole bottles. Continue north to TURN where you start back and can look through acres of glass and ceramic chards plus some whole bottles in this former dump of many decades ago. Next start south at ALT trail and get a different view of the Bosque, birds on the river and many signs of former beaver activity. There are many other side trails to choose from.

Comments For the history of the former dumps see Calls of the Wild.


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PARK: N35 01.656, W106 40.189
GLASS: N35 02.925, W106 39.611
TURN: N35 03.014, W106 39.529
ALT: N35 03.005, W106 39.607

GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:WayTrack, 26Dec17, Garmin, Frank Ernst

Text Author Frank Ernst
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Frank Ernst
Track Author Frank Ernst
Maintainer Frank Ernst