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in Albuquerque, NM

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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions

(505) 768-2000

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Nature lovers, discover the outdoor beauty of the city and spring up at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden in Albuquerque. Stroll along the 36 acres of gardens and conservations that include the Sasebo Japanese Garden with waterfalls, koi pond and Japanese plants, and the Desert Conservation with saguaro cactus and palo verde trees from the Sonoran Desert.

Albuquerque Aquarium
Albuquerque Aquarium

2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions

(505) 768-2000

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Find gallons of fish fun at the Albuquerque Aquarium located in the ABQ BioPark near Old Town. Journey the glass maze of fresh water and salt water tanks overflowing with mesmerizing sharks, stingrays, barracudas, turtles and thousands of jelly fish. This water adventure land even has life-sized models of historic and current sailing ships. You can explore the ocean without getting wet at this attraction!

La Luz Trail Run
La Luz Trail Run

At the end of Tramway Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122   Directions

(505) 281-3304

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Natural born hikers choose La Luz Trailhead located on the west face of the Sandia Mountains, just outside of Albuquerque. The eight-mile trail is strenuous and offers hikers panoramic views of ABQ cliffs, trees and wildflowers. Check out the La Luz Trail Run and many other outdoor events held here.

Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120   Directions

(505) 899-0205

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Raiders of the Lost Ark fans will be right at home at the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque. Discover hundreds of archeological sites and explore 24,000 prehistoric images etched along 17 miles of volcanic rock by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers. You're going to feel like a regular Indiana Jones after exploring this attraction.

Sandia Foothills Open Space
Sandia Foothills Open Space

Albuquerque, NM

(505) 452-5200

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Outdoor enthusiasts love the Sandia Foothills Open Space, located at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Spend some time hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking on this beautiful Albuquerque terrain. The foothills provide ideal park amenities and a variety of challenging trails with abundant native wildlife and outdoor beauty.

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway
Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

30 Tramway Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122   Directions

(505) 856-1532

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Reach high up in the sky on the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This attraction is the world's longest aerial tram ride, taking visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains. The mountain top sports world class skiing and snowboarding, an observation deck with panoramic views and two restaurants.

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