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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful Place!

If you are a birder, you will especially love this place. There's a nice pond with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlene L
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San Diego, California
A beautiful fall morning with lots of cottonwoods in radiant gold!

Perfect little trek in the woods (bosque) near the Rio Grande, we shared with folks on bikes, hikes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cal N
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This 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is considered an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.
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2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2965
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a birder, you will especially love this place. There's a nice pond with plenty of waterfowl, plus walking trails with bird feeders. You should get a glimpse of just about every type of bird in Albuquerque. There's easy access to the Bosque...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect little trek in the woods (bosque) near the Rio Grande, we shared with folks on bikes, hikes and on skates. Everybody was polite and we enjoyed it a lot. A minimal $3 parking fee was charged.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cal N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an incredible place. I am shocked that some of the reviews say there are no facilities. There is a fabulous center with a room overlooking a waterway that is miked so you can hear what is happening outside. I love to sit there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Radiantkd
Reviewed 2 November 2018

A really architecturally amazing visitors center at the edge of a pond filled with migrating birds and resident turtles. Fantastic walking trails out to the river where the great blue heron and sand hill cranes await - and the occasional bobcat! Really nice staff who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice area right off of Rio Grande Boulevard by the river in the middle of Albuquerque. There's a lot of trails to go hiking on down along the river but there's not too much in the center itself other than a viewing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brucep460
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Very easy to find, next to houses but felt like we were in the middle of nowhere once we started walking. $3 to park- self pay. Several trails, a couple of large ponds with turtles and wildfowl. We walked to the Rio Grande which seemed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lazigirl
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Love this nature trail and the surrounding bosque. It's great that the gates open at 8:30 but the center itself doesn't open until 9 and the gift shop at 10

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My wife and I enjoy walking a couple of miles every morning. We hate walking though urban areas because we prefer to watch the birds and wild life. My wife found a state park that appeared to be in an urban area. So we drove...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chessie22222
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This 270 acre park costs $3/car to enter, $15 for buses and RVs. Fill out a form at the unmanned entrance, put your form and money in the pay slot and proceed immediately to the parking lot on the right. This is a day use...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ymceight
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Counted 18 painted and red eared turtles sunning themselves. An egret, geese, mallards, towhees, and others. Nice short and long hikes. So nice in the city to come out to a wildlife area. Education center and nice visitor center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bennett H
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EKCovan
27 August 2015|
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Response from dranz |
Yes. We saw a couple of people with their dogs with them. If you want, call their front desk (505) 344-7240 and ask just to be sure.
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NPTRSC
15 February 2015|
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Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
No it is a walking park. But across the bisque there are paved trails that bikers, walkers etc. still a beautiful place to be I nature. I don't know where to rent bikes but I m sure there is.
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