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Albuquerque, New Mexico Map

on Embudo Spring

1 day ago

Wouldn't recommend this trail if it's going to rain, many wash crossings plus parts of the trail are the wash itself. Lots of side trails at the beginning to see new areas. Very pretty trail for being so close to the city

7 days ago

7 days ago

9 days ago

Just finished. took about 4 hours and 9.2 miles according to my fitbit. spectacular views and multiple biomes are along the way, well worth the hike.

9 days ago

Hikers be warned: Hawkwatch Trail itself does NOT connect to South Crest Trail as this GPS-tracked map shows. This map entails some serious off-roading up a steep climb with loose gravel (and plenty of cactus) underfoot - can be fun, but can also be dangerous and stupid. I learned from locals afterwards that stranded hikers occasionally need to be rescued via helicopter after attempting to continue up the mountain. There is also no marked end to Hawkwatch Trail - it just gradually disappears. And as another reviewer notes, there are off-shoots and runoffs that mimic the trail and can be confusing. My buddy and I lost the trail twice on the way back down.

Otherwise, it's a nice hike, although the altitude and full sun / no shade was brutal for this East Coaster.

10 days ago

I live in the neighborhood that backs up to this beautiful space. Easy trail, well traveled, lots of mountain bikers.

12 days ago

Boca Negra was more interesting to me and took you up closer to the petroglyphs. However, this was a nice, short, easy sand trail in the canyon. We brought 3 kids with us, so definitely kid-friendly. Perfect for an evening hike as there isn't any shade. The kids really enjoyed seeing all of the rabbits! We saw at least 10 and they were huge!

Our first trail on our honeymoon to the southwest in 2014, and still one of the most memorable for me. The weather was perfect (yes, pleasant weather in late July/early August) and the views amazing! Like Rinconada Canyon, we will be going on this trail a lot once we move to Albuquerque later this summer.

Went on this trail during our honeymoon a few years ago, and it was so enjoyable! When my wife and I move to Albuquerque later this summer, we'll definitely go on it as often as we can.