Enjoying the wonderful landscapes and beauty of the Albuquerque area is one of the great pleasures of calling this gorgeous area HOME! If you love biking, there are many trails in Albuquerque to enjoy. Here are a few of the top-rated ones for you to try and share with family and friends.
Paseo del Bosque Trail: This is a paved and gravel trail that runs along the Rio Grande River for about 18 miles. It is one of the premier bicycle trails in the southwestern United States and offers scenic views of the river, the Sandia Mountains, and the city skyline. It is also a great place to spot wildlife and balloons during the Balloon Fiesta. This is a great trail for all skill levels
Foothills Trails: These are a network of trails that explore the Sandia Foothills on the east side of Albuquerque. They offer a variety of terrain, elevation, and difficulty, ranging from easy to challenging. You can enjoy views of the city, the mountains, and the desert landscape. Some of the more popular trails include Embudito Trail, Embudo Trail, Elena Gallegos Trail, and Pino Trail.
Corrales Bosque: This is a trail that follows the Clear Ditch of Corrales on the west side of the Rio Grande River. It is about 10 miles long and has both paved and dirt sections. It is a peaceful and quiet trail that goes through lush vegetation, cottonwood trees, and wetlands. Get ready to see lots of birds, horses and other wildlife along your path.
Cedro Peak: This is a mountain biking trail that climbs up to Cedro Peak in the Manzano Mountains south of Albuquerque. It is about 8 miles long and has a moderate difficulty level. It offers stunning views of the mountains, valleys, and forests. You can also find some technical sections, switchbacks, and rocky terrain to challenge yourself.
Placitas: These are a series of trails that loop around Placitas, a small town north of Albuquerque. They have a good variety of trails for all levels, from easy to difficult. They feature rolling hills, sandy washes, rocky outcrops, and cactus gardens. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley.
These are just some of the best biking trails in Albuquerque, NM that you can try. You can find more information about them on their respective websites or on online platforms like AllTrails or TrailLink. I hope this helps you plan your next biking adventure in Albuquerque. Don’t forget to use your safety gear and bring along plenty of water and snacks for a full day of fun on the trails.
Have fun and stay safe! 😊
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