This Easy Hike In The Foothills Of A New Mexico Mountain Is Perfectly Picturesque

The Sandia Mountains are some of New Mexico’s most spectacular natural structures, but climbing to the top will take quite a bit of effort. For those that want an easy hike with equally picturesque views, this little trail in the foothills of the Sandias is the perfect hike. Located in Albuquerque, this trail is close to home in Sandia Foothills Open Space Park. This area offers breathtaking views, interesting plant life, and this simple hike lets you see it all up close. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for a fun and gorgeous hike in the Land of Enchantment.

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Have you ever taken this easy but beautiful hike in the foothills of the Sandias? Was it full of awesome views? We’d love to hear all about your favorite easy trail in New Mexico in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your New Mexico adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured.

For another easy trail with a view, check out this gorge trail on top of the Rio Grande in Carson.