Gutierrez-Milne Open Space Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tijeras, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain705 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeSnow
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For years, this area was know only as Gutierrez Canyon (300 Acres). However, in 2008 the city of Albuquerque bought 420 acres (John A. Milne) of land and the area is now combined and called the Gutierrez - Milne open Space.

Not much but I only saw a few people all day.

http://www.cabq.gov/openspace/eastmountain.html this will list all of the east mountain open spaces.

Take I-40 towards Tijeras and take exit 175 to village and get on N.M. 333 east to N. Zamora Rd and take that road for a short distance to Gutierrez Canyon Road and travel till you get to Hobart Rd and the parking area is right before. If you go past Hobart, you have gone too far. The open space will be on your left. Please see map link for further details. For those of you who knew the area as Gutierrez Canyon, in 2008 the City of Albuquerque bought 420 more acres called the John A. Milne property and combined it with the existing Gutierrez property of 300 acres and now it is 720 acres.

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Tom Meluso
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real muddy in spots, icy in sport overall not too bad.

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Tom Meluso
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Lots of options, you can mix the several trails to customize your hike length.

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Brian Ehrhart
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Michelle Hummel
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LORI DITTMER
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Kevin Brake
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Sara Johnson
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It was fun, I got a little lost but the app helped me get back on the trail

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Debbie Klecan
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June, but a cool day. It was only 60 and my dog and I were hot! Not much shade so I wouldn’t recommend on a hot summer day. Reserve it for fall or winter. Rocky, but well worn. Lovely views, you climb onto to the top of canyon and look down into Gutierrez Canyon. Elevation is moderate. of

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Mike Meyer
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BANGR 5
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Nice trail. Head to right first for more gradual elevation change. Some beautiful overlooks and views.

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Dana Nix
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nice easy trail but need trail map to know which trails to jump on. bumps up against private property.

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Paul Whitmoyer
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Great trail to take the pooches on get started early while the ground is still frozen and it’s not so muddy. Great views and nobody on the trail glad I had the AllTrails app it was easy to get off trail also was impressed I saw absolutely no trash and no domestic dog crap

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Sarah Simmerman
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A little snowy and muddy in early February. Also a fallen tree, but it was easy enough to get around. Nice elevation and switchbacks, beautiful views, pretty easy.

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Elaine Summerhill
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as others have commented, parts of the trail are not well mark and it's easy to get off trail. I managed to accomplish that at the one Trail marker, which is an angled rock pointing left on the top of a small mound of rocks. I missed the marker and went straight for about a quarter mile. Other than that, it's a pretty nice Trail. There are areas that are very rocky where would be easy to turn an ankle. There is shade. a fairly easy walk over all.

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Janna Mills
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It's a nice trail. The only downside is that there are a lot of off shoots from this trail and your not sure if you're on the right one. The good part is you will find a road or you can loop back to the main trail. Its the west side of the loop that wasn't marked very well that led to my confusion.

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Susan Garcia
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good trail and located near a local Brewery for a nice drink afterwards

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Erin Her
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I’m not able to edit my existing review, but kudos to AllTrails for fixing the errors I referenced! The info all looks correct to me now.

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Erin Her
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Great hike! Feels very remote, which is surprising, considering the trailhead is right on the road. There are many, many more trails in the Open Space to explore, beyond this loop. I was confused to find only a very small pull-off (big enough for 3-4 cars) and a tiny trailhead, with a small sign, across the road. But the location as marked is correct. There’s a bit of misinformation in this listing. I followed the trail exactly as shown on the AllTrails map (no easy feat, as there are MANY unmarked branches and it seemed my instinct was wrong in every case, causing lots of doubling back), and also extended by at least 1/2 mile total at the far end of the loop (by Sierra Vista Estates). However, my total distance was only 5.29 miles, in the end. Nowhere near the 6.2 miles listed. There are a few places in which the trail goes down the center of a wash for a stretch. I’d avoid this loop in the rainy season. This trail is tagged “no dogs,” but dogs are allowed. They just must be on leash (as is typical). There is even a community dog bowl at the single trail sign I saw. I would not characterize this trail as moderate. It’s slightly less challenging than the Birdhouse Ridge/Tunnel Canyon loop, which is rated “easy” by this app.

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Etta Vigil
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Fun hike with the pooches.

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Sara Widboom
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absolutely no trash! got caught in a hail storm. got off trail twice, signage could be better. great views.

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John Hodges
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A nice and easy trail to enjoy nature

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Tashauna Medrano
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Nice easy afternoon hike with great views from the top.

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Kenny Dillingham
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Nice trip. It is easy to get to and has light use and is a nice forest hiking area

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Allison Greenleaf
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Robert Bolin
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Adrienne Ladner
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Kelly Geib
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