Rio Bravo Bosque - North Hike
In Albuquerque Region
|Last Update||2018-06-18 15:48:30.0|
|Avg Grade||1 %|
|Route Type||CW Loop|
|Drive Miles Round Trip||30|
|Drive Time Oneway||0:40|
|Hiking Seasons||Sprg, Fall, Wntr|
|Hike Rating||(Hike not rated)|
|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.
Map File Download it. Usually a larger image.
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|