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Hiking & Biking in Albuquerque

Man hiking in Albuquerque in the Sandia Mountains

With plenty of sunshine, vast landscapes, and a desert variety of pink sunsets and beautiful vegetation, the Albuquerque area is one of the best destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers and mountain bikers flock from all over the world to explore the Sandia Mountain foothills, traversing rocky terrain and miles of wilderness trails.

The Querque Hotel is conveniently located within a few miles of the best hiking and biking tours and rentals in Albuquerque. There is no shortage of outdoor fun to be had in the city and its surrounding area.

Albuquerque Hiking Trails

Paseo del Bosque Trail

The Paseo del Bosque multi-use trail can be accessed from a number of entrance points near The Querque Hotel. The 16-mile trail offers a perfect stroll for leisure-seeking hikers looking to explore the edges of the metro area. Situated along the Rio Grande, this beautiful paved trail in Albuquerque travels through a cottonwood forest complete with gorgeous views and rich history. Explore some of the must-visit Albuquerque attractions along the way, including the Nature Center or the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Paseo del Bosque is dog friendly, so bring your canine companions along!

Sandia Mountain Hiking Trails

Off the beaten path, hundreds of miles of Sandia Mountain hiking trails are available, making the possibilities for adventure almost endless. Explore more than 2,500 acres of wilderness in the Sandia Foothills Open Space. These hiking trails near Albuquerque weave through juniper and piñon trees, offering panoramic views of the city.

Self-guided informational hiking trails will immerse you in 14th-century Tijeras Pueblo, subalpine ecosystems, and the story of the forests. These trails are a great way to get outdoors while learning about the history and culture of the region. Visit the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Interpretive Site & Trail to read informational signs along an accessible ⅓-mile trail before heading to the museum and gift shop located nearby.

If you’re interested in unique Albuquerque sightseeing, visitors love to ride the breathtaking Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and hike the trails at the top before heading back down the mountain. La Luz Trailhead is a popular and challenging 7.5-mile hike that traverses both desert and forest and can be accessed via the Sandia Peak Tramway.

Albuquerque Biking Trails

Biking Tours

For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, Albuquerque has plenty of biking trails and tours to choose from. Start with a leisurely city bike tour in historic Albuquerque; there are a number of guided and self-guided options for guests of The Querque Hotel. The 50-mile-loop is a very popular attraction for visitors, with its comprehensive tour of both Old Town and the Petroglyph National Monument. Take in the downtown bustle, stop for delicious food, travel on historic Route 66, and make incredible memories along the way.

Mountain Biking Trails

For big adventures on the open trail, mountain bikers will love the White RidgeTrails Area or Otero Canyon. Located in the surrounding foothills of the Sandia Mountains, these rugged trails offer natural twists and turns, untouched wilderness, and a variety of cultural and geographical highlights. Full and half-day mountain biking tours are available for beginner and experienced visitors, even groups! Customize your experience and explore the hundreds of miles of the available biking trails that Albuquerque has to offer.

From hikes to bikes, everyone will find unique and exciting outdoor activities in the beautiful city of Albuquerque. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the sun and we’ll be right here waiting to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day.