Alameda Open Space North

Alameda Open Space North Hike
In Albuquerque Region


Map File Source: DeLorme

map Hike Key: H10260
Last Updated: 12/15/2020
Last Updated By: Marilyn Warrant
Hike Class: A (Easy)
Hike Distance: 3.9 mi
Minimum Elevation: 4995 ft
Elevation Change: 15 ft
Total Uphill: 15 ft
Total Downhill: 15 ft
Avg. Grade: 0 %
Route Type: CCW Loop
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 20 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 0:30
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Fall, and Winter
New Mexico Game Unit: 9
Hike Status: Published
Attractions: Fall Color and Water Features

Highlights

The Rio Grande, various birds and other wildlife, and North Valley horse stables, homes, and mansions.

Trailhead Directions

Take Alameda West from I-25 or 4th Street past Rio Grande Blvd. to the Alameda/Rio Grande open space parking lot on the South side of Alameda and PARK (0.0 mi).

Actual Hike

This is a short, level hike in the Bosque and along the levy north of Alameda. It is on the East side of the Rio Grande. The hike starts in the parking lot (with porta-potties) proceeds to the north under Alameda and then west a short distance to the picnic area (before crossing the river). Hike North through the picnic area and enter the Rio Grande State Park. Follow the trail, in the Bosque and along the river, until you come to the Sandia Pueblo fence at PUEBLO (1.7 mi) (clearly marked). Hike east about 100 yards along the pueblo fence and up on the levee. Follow the road atop the levee back to the trail head.

Comments

We will see the river, Canada geese, sand hill cranes, and North Valley horse stables, homes, and mansions. We may see bald and golden eagles, other birds, coyotes, raccoons, horses, and a few other hikers. Because this is a short, local hike, we will NOT have lunch on the trail. Just bring water and a snack. We will stop for an early lunch at a near-by restaurant.

Waypoints

PARK: N 35 11.713, W 106 38.414
PUEBLO: N 35 12.529, W 106 36.994

Map Filename: AlamedaOpenSpaceNorth_Dnew.jpg
Hike GPS File Name: AlamedaOpenSpaceNorthWayTrack_DBDB.gpx
Hike GPS File: Click link to download hike waytrack file

Text Author: John Holmes
Map Author: Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author: Dick Brown
Track Author: Dick Brown
Maintainer: Frank Ernst
Editor: Marilyn Warrant