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#5 of 55 state parks in New Mexico

Best trails in Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Rio Grande Nature Center State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(505) 344-7240
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Rio Grande Nature Center Trail
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
As of June 20202, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is open Thursday – Sunday from 8am to 5pm. Show more
#2 - Aldo Leopold Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
Parking Fee: $ 3Show more