Elena Gallegos Cottonwood Springs Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Excellent kept trails nice you can walk many different ones and get a full 5 miles in. Lots of bike traffic
Easy trail, great for an afternoon hike with the dogs!
Very nice place to hike and enjoy the scenery and views!
First trail in Albuquerque not bad, took our time about 1hr. Only wildlife I saw was a cottontail rabbit. The pond was disappointing.
We didn't do the whole trail--our main interest was the novelty of water in that area! Very easy trail but fairly busy (most trails at Elena Gallegos are). The blind at the pond was wonderful. Watched a piñon jay flying around and saw several frogs (also a novelty!). One frog ate a tadpole. Very interesting to see.
Nice trail in the cooler months and easy for children with a neat riparian area to view. Easy hike for most anyone.
Mostly paved trail. Nice if you want something quick and easy. Perfect if you have kids.
The trails are great and marked well with trail #. We relly liked Domingo De Bace trail. This part of the trail is filled with many ankle twisting bolders and rocks. There are many wonderful sights along the way on De Bace trail. The was the best trail. The other trails are too crowded.
If you are looking to be under a beautiful New Mexico sky but don't want to have to work to get there, this is the trail for you. Much of this trail is paved, so bring the stroller if you must. There is a pleasant bird blind and marsh for your enjoyment.