Collected by Jim Duncan
Bear Canyon, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The City of Albuquerque preserves more than 28,000 acres as open space, including the lands that encompass Bear Canyon. Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains (which earn their name from the Spanish word for "watermelon," which describes the...
Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Piedras Marcadas Canyon is part of the Petroglyph National Monument. The trail is fairly short, 1.5 miles and wanders in and around hundreds of petroglyphs. It is a day use area only so make sure you arrive before it closes at 5pm. This part of...
949 Montoya St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Eating local doesn't get much more local than this: breakfasting on the same field where the ingredients for your quiche, salad, and green-machine smoothie were grown. There's one catch. You have to do a little work to get there. Old Town Farm...
11110 San Rafael Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
Being from Abq myself, the balloon fiesta holds a special place in my heart so I always make a point to return home with friends for the balloon fiesta to see the spectacle of 500+ balloons taking off into the clear blue sky!
200 N Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Like most top tourist destinations, Old Town has a commercial veneer, but beneath this layer of tchotchkes lies a roadmap through Albuquerque's history. The plaza has been the town's focal point since its 1706 founding. San Felipe de Neri Church...
30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
The Sandía Mountains rise to over 10,000 feet behind Albuquerque. From the top, the view over New Mexico is unparalleled: on a clear day, your eyes can take in eleven thousand square miles--almost one-tenth of the state! The quickest way up is the...
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Every year in October, Albuquerque, New Mexico hosts the biggest hot air balloon race and fiesta. It is a must see for travellers and photography buffs alike. Every day for a week, hundreds of hot air balloonists fly in the Balloon Fiesta Park. In...
6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA
An easy (and easily accessible) hiking spot is the ABQ open space trail. A walk of about 20-30 minutes sets you high above Albuquerque with a vista over town. Mountain bikers will also appreciate this area for its varied trails. Signs near the...
8917 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Think of Albuquerque and you don't necessarily picture an agrarian utopia. However, the lush lands along the Rio Grande are just that. They've long been cultivated by the Native peoples and settlers who have taken up residence in the high-desert....
2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
A modest, friendly family establishment (serving since 1963) where locals and visitors-in-the-know visit for flavorful James Beard award-winning New Mexican cuisine including carne adovada with warm, marinated roast cubed pork in a brick red chile...