Elena Gallegos Open Space

activities / Hiking & trekking

Elena Gallegos Open Space information

Albuquerque , USA
Simms Park Rd
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weekday/weekend parking $1/2
Opening hours
7am- 9pm Apr–Oct, closes 7pm Nov-Mar
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Sandia Crest is Albuquerque's outdoor playground, popular for skiing and hiking. As well as several picnic areas, this foothills park holds trailheads for hiking, running and mountain-biking; some routes are wheelchair-accessible. Come early, before the sun gets too hot, or late, to enjoy the panoramic views at sunset, as the city lights start to twinkle below. Time evening walks carefully, though; darkness falls quickly and howling coyotes ring the park. They won’t bother you, but it can be unnerving.