National Trails Day

Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, the Open Space Alliance, and other organizations for this celebration of trails and outdoor recreation.


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Jun 01, 2013
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Elena Gallegos Picnic Area
The end of Simms Park Road
Albuquerque, NM 87111


PLEASE NOTE: For 2013, the National Trails Day Event will be celebrated both in the Sandia Foothills Open Space and in the Sandia Ranger District near the Oak Flats Picnic Area.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins in late April, 2013 at REI. You may also call 505-247-1191 or stop by the REI store at 1550 Mercantile (Montano and the Freeway).

The first 100 people to register will receive a free Trails Day t-shirt! 

PROJECT 1: City of Albuquerque Open Space Trails Day

Where: The Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park in Albuquerque, located east of Tramway at the end of Simms Park Rd., just north of Academy.  Parking is limited so please carpool! 

What: Volunteers will work on over 10 different conservation projects including land restoration, trail maintenance, and new trail construction in the Sandia Mountains and Open Space trail systems. There will be activities for all ages and fitness levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring: A hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, work gloves, and lots of enthusiasm! The Sandia Ranger District and Albuquerque Open Space will provide all tools and instructions. Please leave your pets at home!

After event picinic and prizes: At the end of the event, we reward our volunteers with a free lunch and lots of prizes donated by our generous sponsors! 

PROJECT 2: U.S. Forest Service Mahogany Trail Extension Advanced Trail Building

Where: Oak Flats Picnic Area (Pine Loop). Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit and go south on NM 337 approximately 9 miles. Look for the signs for the Oak Flats Picnic Area.

What: Mahogany Trail Extension Advanced Trail Building

Event Time: June 1st, 2013 starting at 9 am until 1pm

Activities: Join the Sandia Ranger District in constructing new trail near Oak Flats Picnic Area. Participants should be prepared to hike and use hand tools such as a Pulaski and McLeod as well as come dressed in long pants and long-sleeve shirts as well as sturdy footwear. 

Contact Kerry Wood, District Trails Manager with questions: [email protected]

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