Elena Gallegos Cottonwood Springs Nature Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Elena Gallegos Cottonwood Springs Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

Great trails

mountain biking
1 month ago

Pretty little trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A very leisurely trail that will cost you a dollar during the week and two during the weekend. Plenty of parking and a lot of access to the trail as several other trails crisscross your path. Watch out for bikers, runners, and horseback riders. Also plenty of cacti.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Partially paved at the beginning followed by well defined dirt trail. Went in the evening and watched the sun set over the city. Nice view of the Sandias as well. There are a lot of benches and places to sit and admire the views. We even noticed a couple of BBQ pits. We plan on coming back to grill and watch the sunset! It was $1 to park when we arrived around 7:30pm. You have to exit by 9pm as they close the gates.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Great trail

7 months ago

Perfect place for people with small children!

8 months ago

Easy, short hike/walk. Great for families, well kept trail.

walking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Excellent kept trails nice you can walk many different ones and get a full 5 miles in. Lots of bike traffic

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Easy trail, great for an afternoon hike with the dogs!