Albuquerque, NM Trails and Maps

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Length
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Amole del Norte Trail

1.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Arroyo Hondo Trail

0.7 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Bear Canyon Trail

2.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Embudo Recreation Trail

1.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Gibson Boulevard Trail

2.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

I-40 Trail

8.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Mariposa Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

McMahon Boulevard Trail

3.9 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

North Diversion Channel Trail

8.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Paseo del Bosque Trail

16 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

3.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Paseo del Norte Trail

8.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Rancho Viejo Trail

6.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Riverside Trail (NM)

1.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Tierra Contenta Trail

2.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Tramway Recreation Trail

8.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Unser Boulevard Trail

8.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.
NM 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 
NM 0.7 mi Dirt
The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views;...
NM 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard. Although the Embudo Recreation...
NM 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and...
NM 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important...
NM 8.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa...
NM 1.3 mi Asphalt
The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial...
NM 3.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Albuquerque's North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning,...
NM 8.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock...
NM 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...
NM 16 mi Asphalt
The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards...
NM 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in...
NM 8.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...
NM 6.4 mi Asphalt
At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular...
NM 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...
NM 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...
NM 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Unser Boulevard Trail travels south along Albuquerque's western flank from Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Petroglyph State Park to Blake Road. Along the way, travelers will enjoy desert...
NM 8.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Unser Boulevard Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

The Unser Boulevard Trail travels south along Albuquerque's western flank from Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Petroglyph State Park to Blake Road. Along the way, travelers will enjoy desert...

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

NM - 5 miles

The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock...

Accordion

Embudo Recreation Trail

NM - 1.6 miles

The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard. Although the Embudo Recreation...

I-40 Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important...

Mariposa Trail

NM - 1.3 miles

The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa...

North Diversion Channel Trail

NM - 8.4 miles

Albuquerque's North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning,...

Paseo del Bosque Trail

NM - 16 miles

While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...

Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

NM - 3.1 miles

The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards...

Riverside Trail (NM)

NM - 1.3 miles

At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular...

Amole del Norte Trail

NM - 1.5 miles

The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.

Bear Canyon Trail

NM - 2.3 miles

The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views;...

McMahon Boulevard Trail

NM - 3.9 miles

The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial...

Gibson Boulevard Trail

NM - 2.5 miles

The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and...

Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

Paseo del Norte Trail

NM - 8.7 miles

Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in...

Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

NM - 3.1 miles

The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards...

Paseo del Bosque Trail

NM - 16 miles

While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...

Mariposa Trail

NM - 1.3 miles

The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa...

North Diversion Channel Trail

NM - 8.4 miles

Albuquerque's North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning,...

Accordion

Bear Canyon Trail

NM - 2.3 miles

The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views;...

Paseo del Norte Trail

NM - 8.7 miles

Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in...

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

Arroyo Hondo Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 

Riverside Trail (NM)

NM - 1.3 miles

At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular...

Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

McMahon Boulevard Trail

NM - 3.9 miles

The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial...

Amole del Norte Trail

NM - 1.5 miles

The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.

I-40 Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important...

Unser Boulevard Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

The Unser Boulevard Trail travels south along Albuquerque's western flank from Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Petroglyph State Park to Blake Road. Along the way, travelers will enjoy desert...

Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

NM - 5 miles

The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock...

Embudo Recreation Trail

NM - 1.6 miles

The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard. Although the Embudo Recreation...

Gibson Boulevard Trail

NM - 2.5 miles

The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and...

Amole del Norte Trail

NM - 1.5 miles

The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.

I-40 Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important...

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

NM - 5 miles

The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock...

Accordion

Arroyo Hondo Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 

Mariposa Trail

NM - 1.3 miles

The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa...

Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Paseo del Norte Trail

NM - 8.7 miles

Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in...

Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

NM - 3.1 miles

The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards...

Embudo Recreation Trail

NM - 1.6 miles

The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard. Although the Embudo Recreation...

McMahon Boulevard Trail

NM - 3.9 miles

The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial...

North Diversion Channel Trail

NM - 8.4 miles

Albuquerque's North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning,...

Unser Boulevard Trail

NM - 8.1 miles

The Unser Boulevard Trail travels south along Albuquerque's western flank from Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Petroglyph State Park to Blake Road. Along the way, travelers will enjoy desert...

Riverside Trail (NM)

NM - 1.3 miles

At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular...

Bear Canyon Trail

NM - 2.3 miles

The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views;...

Paseo del Bosque Trail

NM - 16 miles

While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...

Gibson Boulevard Trail

NM - 2.5 miles

The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and...

Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

Recent Trail Reviews

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Paseo del Bosque Trail

February, 2019 by thejake91739

On a vacation from southern California, we rode the trail on a beautiful weekday morn in October of 2015. We parked at the north trailhead, pedaled down as far as the Botanic Garden, then headed back.
We pretty much had the trail to ourselves on a perfect fall day. The trail was flat, straight, smooth, and ideal for those looking for a fast paced workout. Being out-of-staters we were looking forward to majestic views of the mighty Rio Grande, but we were denied due to all of the trees between the river and the trail. On the bright side, at least some fall color was beginning to appear on those trees.
I think the highlights for us were admiring the grand estates that line the trail, and checking off another state on our quest to bike all fifty.

Mariposa Trail

Short enjoyable trail

December, 2018 by jpmosca_2000

Goes from Unser to Mariposa Park. From there you can take a trail west to Boca Negra Canyon or get on the Riverside trail.

Unser Boulevard Trail

Not really a trail however.

December, 2018 by jpmosca_2000

Like was said more of a street tour. Get off just past Montano and go into the Boca Negra Canyon. Try going up the hill inside the canyon. If you can do it you're in good shape. Wide bike lane but be careful..you're in Albuquerque.

Accordion

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Great trail within city limits

October, 2018 by wmenne6

We road our mtb bikes therefore able to explore the many multi-use trails that shoot off the paved trail into Rio Grande Valley State Park. There were so many choices of paved, gravel and dirt trails. We did not have any issue with goathead spurs.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

nice ride, but bring your flat fixxing tools.

September, 2018 by kingdome

Sept 2018: Nice ride, quite flat except for underpasses. It was unexpectedly busy for a Sunday morning, but the first day the ride was great. Loved the scenery, the long straight sections and even the temperature of mid 80s was a relief for us on our two CatTrikes . We parked at Central Ave and rode north and then turned around and headed south, then back to the parking area. A nice ride to work the kinks out after sitting on a tour bus for a week. On the second day, we headed south first just to be different. We didn't make it back to Central before the goat head got me on the left front tire. At home, I normally ride some fairly rough surfaces but I don't usually worry about flat tires. I keep good rubber on all three tires and "thornproof" innertubes on my Cattrikes. Big Mistake! Goat heads are very plentiful and super tough. Ayway, after three days and three flats, we gave up. I think I will investigate airless tires. That would make the riding in that area much more enjoyable. A bit of research on the internet convinced me that the goat head problem will be a continuing problem far into the future. Perhaps a bit of warning to folks coming in from other parts of the country would be in order.

Unser Boulevard Trail

Unser blvd trail not really a trail

October, 2017 by mhw.wbw

This is more of a sidewalk by a super busy street. You would have to make quite a few stops in your run/walk or ride as there are many street crossings. Nothing scenic about this trail south of I40 unless you like watching cars race.

Tramway Recreation Trail

Clear Day

March, 2017 by noeljkelller

A light wind day on excellent Northern Section of the Trail. Noel Keller

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Core Albuquerque ride

December, 2016 by reyemeyer

I ride on this outstanding trail every week, and am always impressed with the beautiful scenery in the middle of the city. I have seen so much wildlife (sandhill cranes, coyotes, bald eagles, night herons, and more). You can connect to several other trails and go far and wide. Highly recommended!

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

October, 2016 by nickervin

Fun trail.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Beautiful ride!

July, 2016 by susana87121

Lovely ride and fairly easy. Watch out for runners and other cyclists. It can get pretty busy.

Embudo Recreation Trail

Practical for Locsals

March, 2016 by noeljkelller

Trail connects to Tramway trail. Surface has expansion cracks up to 3 inches wide. All up hill from Morris St.
Noel Keller 15 March 2016

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Great!

February, 2016 by fluegel.becky

We rode this trail in February on our way to Mesa Az from MN. This trail us an easy stop of off I40. We parked at the BioPark-Zoo and entered the trail next to the train depot. We headed south the trail was easy to follow though to loop back you ride along the road and cross one street. There are benches often and the trail is great. We continued north from past where we started -that part of the trail offered less shade and was more heavily travelled. On the way home we rode this trail again and it was quite busy on a Saturday. Worth the stop.

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