Exploring the Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico

A photo of a cyclist on the Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Our next great bicycle trail in the USA is The Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is not a trail like some of the others I post about because it is much shorter but the thing that makes it great is that you can find a flat place to ride in a large city that can be challenging because of it's often steep climbing. This is a great place for senior cyclists to ride and it is very scenic.  I have rode on this trail. If I lived in Albuquerque I would use it for my easier training days when I didn't want to climb hills. There is another path you can follow from the valley to the mountains that is a big climb and very challenging and I will cover that one another day.

The Paseo del Bosque Trail is a popular cycling destination in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The trail runs parallel to the Rio Grande through the Bosque, a forested area along the river. It is a multi-use trail that is ideal for cycling, running, and walking.

Stretching approximately 16 miles, the trail is a great option for cyclists who want to enjoy a longer ride. Along the way, riders can appreciate scenic views of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande. The trail also passes through several parks, including the Rio Grande Valley State Park, where cyclists can take a break.

One of the unique features of the Paseo del Bosque Trail is the abundance of wildlife that can be seen along the way. Cyclists can spot a variety of birds, including hawks and eagles, as well as other animals such as beavers and muskrats. The trail is also known for its cottonwood trees, which provide a shady respite from the hot New Mexico sun.

Suitable for cyclists of all levels, the Paseo del Bosque Trail is mostly flat and easy to navigate. However, riders should be aware that the trail can get crowded during peak hours, so it is important to stay alert and follow trail etiquette.

Overall, the Paseo del Bosque Trail is a fantastic option for cyclists visiting Albuquerque. With its scenic views, wildlife sightings, and accessible terrain, it offers a memorable and enjoyable ride for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. I will be back and I will definitely ride it again.

Here is my next blog post: Long Bike Ride: The Joy of Finishing is the Best Feeling of All


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