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Open Space Lands

Information about Open Space lands in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Open Space is mostly composed of lands acquired by the City of Albuquerque. Open Space also includes properties owned by other entities and co-managed by the Open Space Division.

Each piece of land contains a number of areas that provide the public with a variety of facilities and uses.

Trail & Facility Maps

Open Space Land Information

Listing of Open Space Lands

Boca Negra Canyon

Boca Negra Canyon provides easy access for visitors who want to view petroglyphs and other interesting geologic and cultural features up close.

East Mountain Open Space

Information on Carolino Canyon, Juan Tomas Open Space, Tres Pistolas (Three Guns Springs), John A. Milne & Gutierrez Canyon Open Space, San Antonito Open Space the East Mountain Open Space.

Open Space Farmlands

Open Space Division owns farmland at 5 sites, and we contract with farmers with to manage the lands for agricultural production and to support wildlife. The agricultural lands include Los Poblanos Fields Open Space, Hubbell Oxbow Farm, Alamo Farm, and Open Space Visitor Center Farm. The Candelaria Nature Preserve is our 5th site, which is transitioning from agricultural production to a wildlife preserve. More information about the farmers and our sites is detailed below.

San Antonio Oxbow Bluffs

Learn about the San Antonio Oxbow Bluffs (aka Poole Property) adjacent to the West Side Bosque, one of the Open Space Division's newest acquisitions.


On the horizon of the West Mesa stand the remnants of five cinder cone volcanoes.