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Marisposa Basin Park

This park offers three trail loops. Park at the north end of the parking lot. Start by walking west, past the ponds and gradually climb to the top of the hill. Look out for loose sand and uneven asphalt as the trail begins to climb. If you take Loop 1, the path returning to the play area is steep.

Nearby major cross streets:

Taylor Ranch Road & Kachina NW

ABQ Ride Stops:

#92, #157

Public Facilities:

Portable restrooms

Don Newton Community Center is south of the park.

Parking:

On site

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Loop 1

Trail Distance: .5 mile
Difficulty: Grade 2
Steps: 1050
Trail Surface: 4-6 feet asphalt

Map of Mariposa Basin ParkLoop 2

Trail Distance: .75 mile
Difficulty: Grade 2
Steps: 1650
Trail Surface: 4-6 feet asphalt

Loop 3

Trail Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Grade 1–2
Steps: 2110
Trail Surface: 4-6 foot wide asphalt, some hardpacked dirt

Attractions

  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Bird viewing
  • Good visibility
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