Mariposa Trail

New Mexico

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Mariposa Trail Facts

States: New Mexico
Counties: Bernalillo
Length: 1.3 miles
Trail end points: Unser Blvd. NW, Albuquerque and Kashina St. NW, Albuquerque
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6571830
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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Mariposa Trail Description

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 Basin Park. The park, a popular site for birdwatching and balloon-watching, also hosts a variety of athletic fields - all accessible by foot or bike from neighborhoods to the south thanks to the Mariposa Trail.

The southern end of the trail branches off from the Unser Boulevard Trail, and the northern end offers a connection across Kachina Street to the Mariposa Basin Recreation Trail within the park.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Mariposa Basin Park, at the trail's northern tip.

Mariposa Trail Reviews

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

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