La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Northwest

7439 Pan American Fwy NE, (formerly Baymont Inn), Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, United States
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Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by giampiero6

Hi Guys,

I'm visiting an old friend who teach at UNM, I was wondering if anyone had a great tip on a hike that's really close to Albuquerque. Any thoughts?

And if there's anything really great in the way of a hot springs very close by too, I'd love to hear that.

Thanks a million!

G

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by bocmaxima

How far do you want to hike and when are you coming?
If you come during the summer, you can take the tram or drive up to the Sandias and there are plenty of forest service trails. http://www.sandiahiking.com/trailguide.html
If in the winter, Albuquerque has quite a few greenbelts that generally run along its washes, as well as Paseo del Bosque, which runs along the Rio Grande. However, they're usually shared-use (i.e. - share with bikes) and not particularly pretty.
The only hot springs in the area that I'm aware of is Jemez Springs, but that's very popular. There's also one in Las Vegas that I love to visit, but that's also pretty far away. There are others, but a lot of them are difficult to access because of the roads.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by giampiero6

Hi..thanks for your thoughts. I'll be there in a couple of weeks, and will check into the Sandias. ;)

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by osoeno

The Sandia Crest trail is convenient and lovely. You could take a short stroll or an aerobic all day hike. Expansive vistas at the top if the weather is good.

There are several hiking trails at the Petroglyphs monument, also convenient to buque.

There is also the possibility of taking the light rail to Santa Fe. You could walk around there all day and not be bored.

Chances are your weather wil be delightful.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by bocmaxima

> I'll be there in a couple of weeks, and will check into the Sandias.
Sorry, it'll almost certainly be snowed in until early April, at the earliest, unless you can find a lower elevation trail. You can start the La Luz Trail, which follows the tram up the mountain, but you won't be able to go all the way up.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by DueSer

I second the Pretoglyphs suggestion. They have several terrific hikes there and if you're going any time soon the weather will be perfect for it. It can get pretty hot out there by May, sometimes earlier, but March and April it should be great.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by giampiero6

Wow...great advice. Thank you all! Very much appreciated.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by prometheus

One of my favorite trails is at the Elena Giegos Open Space. Hike the Dominga Baca trail for about an hour and you will come to a small creek. The scenery is great. It is on the eastern edge of the city limits, only abot 25 minutes from city center.

Correction...

by prometheus

Correction to spelling:

One of my favorite trails is at the Elena Gallegos Open Space. Hike the Domingo Baca trail for about an hour and you will come to a small creek. The scenery is great. It is on the eastern edge of the city limits, only abot 25 minutes from city center.

Re: Nice Hike VERY Near Albuquerque

by giampiero6

Thanks Prom...appreciate the help. If you ever need any hiking advice about the glorious Santa Monica mountains in the LA area, please let me know...

Travel Tips for Albuquerque

Don't get in a hurry!

by bobkw2000

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho are beautiful cities and the desert and mountain views are breathtaking. You will frequently see hot air baloons in the skies in the morning.

The only other thing I would say about this area, is as the title suggests, don't get in a hurry! The pace of life is very slow, from drivers regularly doing 10 to 15 mph under the speed limits, to service in restaurants being quite slow. If you are visiting from a fast-paced city, you'll likely get a little aggravated until you can adjust! My Sandia Peak trip is my fondest memory of my visit. The views are amazing. Be sure to read my rip tips, though!

“Southwest Pieta" Sculpture and Martineztown Park

by AlbuqRay

Nestled behind the hospitals in the South Martineztown area there is a small, neighborhood park at the corner of Edith and Roma, next to Longfellow Elementary School. A unique cultural treasure, the 1983, fiberglass sculpture, “Southwest Pieta,” by the famous New Mexico artist, Luis Jimenez Jr. sits on the west end of the park. Diagonally across the street is Manuel's Food Market, which was built in 1924. Everyone should read the wonderful blog about the area by Adelita, whose grandmother lived in Martineztown in the 1920's. Life was different in those days.

Martineztown is a historical Albuquerque neighborhood near downtown. It started when families in the 1800's drove their herds east to the sand hills for summer grazing and camped. A large irrigation canal called Acequia Madre de Barelas passed through the area. Around 1850, Manuel Martín and his wife Anna María decided to settle permanently, and the area became known as Los Martínes, and later, Martineztown. At the time the area became the "crossroads of New Mexico" because it was where the original east-west trail through Tijeras Canyon met the Camino Real connecting Santa Fe and Mexico City. Today Martineztown is bounded by Mountain Road on the north, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the south, Broadway Boulevard on the west and I-25 on the east.

Take the Tram!

by shdw100

Take a ride on the world's longest aerial tramway! It's 2.5 miles up from the floor of the valley to the top of Sandia peak. From here, you can have great veiws of Albuquerque, as well as Santa Fe which is 50 miles north. Rates range from $8 one way to $15 round trip for 1 adult. (It's gotten a little pricey over the years!) The hours are usually from 9am to 9pm, but check to see if it is open as sometimes the weather will shut it down. It's located on Tramway Blvd, which is the road that hugs the base of the mountain

Bohemian Vibe

by danmike about Downtown Java Joes

If you are staying Downtown, live in the area or are just looking for an early morning coffee fix and a terrific, inexpensive breakfast, Java Joes is the place to go.

Located on the west end of Downtown, this brightly colored hang-out has a laid-back Bohemian vibe.

The breakfast menu features everything from bagels to pancakes and waffles, a veggie-tofu scramble and omlets of all kinds. The lunch menu includes hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, veggie burritos, quesadillos and pot pies.

The work of local artists is regularly featured on their walls and on weekend mornings local musicians play jazz, traditional folk and New Mexico folk, starting around 9:30 am.

Julia's Cafe

by Paulie_D about Julia's Cafe

A small out of the way cafe on Old Town Albuquerque specialising in New Mexican and Vegetarian food.

Located off a quiet street just a few steps away from the main square of old Town Albuquerque

You can sit outside in a small tree shaded patio or, if the weather is not so fine, inside by the fireplace.
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 La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Northwest

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Address: 7439 Pan American Fwy NE, (formerly Baymont Inn), Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, United States