Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers excellent bird watching throughout the year. Visitors can observe about 250 species of birds including roadrunners and wood ducks. A trail system along the river, demonstration gardens and indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas add to this valuable public resource.

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk without elevation gain. Lots of dogs and people along the trail as well as bicycle riders. Veer off trail to the Nature Center and learn about the surrounding vegetation. Also fun to watch the turtles in the channel.

Nothing taxing about this trail. Weather in late October was perfect. Fall color in the cottonwood trees was spectacular. There were lots of bike riders and not too many hikers. You can take your pick of distances. Very do-able with kids and dogs (old people too)!

A number of different tracks here between a stream and the Rio Grande. Choice of sand and paved trail. Excellent for running. Biking too.

nice trail, shaded, well maintained

we are doing this trail with the wellness coordinator at work. a really good trail for all levels

I love going once each season. It’s an awesome place and easy trails.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 19, 2017

We found this by accident while bike riding. Great fall foliage.

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Awesome simple trail! Kid and dog friendly, good for a simple walk.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Easy access to the river make this trail worth taking. Best done either early in the morning or mid autumn. I plan to go back during a snow fall.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Very peaceful and beautiful walk. Just not big enough to enjoy it all day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Good family hike around the bosque

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Great to get away from the city. The walk along the river gives good views of the west Mesa and rich peoples houses. The nature center is cool and has great bird/wildlife watching areas.

hiking
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nice little hike- partial shade. A few different loop trails to follow but there are a lot of off-shoots so we used the map provided at the visitor center to stay on track. Took my 4 year old son this morning and he enjoyed the hike, river, bridges and turtles at the center which also had very friendly staff.

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2012

It's a fun place for families with small kids or people who are unable to walk long distances. There are several trails that spaghetti along the river, some on purpose and others due to irresponsible hikers. The hike to the pond is nice too.

walking
Thursday, September 02, 2010

The lake (or pond) is a nice place to be; however, the park is tiny. There is an extensive bike trail to the west of the park, which is more eventful.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

off road driving
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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