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Aldo Leopold Trail

Accessed through Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, the trail starts at the Nature Center’s west gate. Cross the bridge and climb the hill to your right. At the top of the levee, cross the asphalt bicycle trail that runs parallel to the ditch and turn left to access the trail. Watch out for bicyclists! After hours, the trail can be accessed from the connecting trail at the end of Candelaria.

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Major cross streets:

Candelaria & Rio Grande Blvd. NW

ABQ Ride Stops:


Public Facilities:

Visitor Center


An entrance fee is required, or bring your ‘walking prescription’ to the Visitor Center, and NM State Parks will issue a six month free pass.

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Trail Distance: 1.25 mile
Difficulty: Grade 1
Steps: 2640
Trail Surface: 6-8 foot wide asphalt
Attractions: Wildlife viewing, river access. No pets thru the Nature Center property. Nature Center parking lot and grounds are open 8-5.

Map of Aldo Leopold Trail