Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque: More than just a trail, a window to the Rio Grande

Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque: More than just a trail, a window to the Rio Grande

(Transcript Snippet): “Tracy:

So we had decided we were going to highlight an area or something that makes Albuquerque special. So when we have people relocating to our area, a lot of times we need to find out what’s important to them. And so that we can point out some of the area attractions, one of the things.

Tego:

Yeah. Well, you know, in, in what we’ve been doing, Tracy, we’ve been kind of highlighting a neighborhood, right. We’ve been doing that recently. We talked about the north valley and this kind of ties in with the north valley because it’s part of the,

Tracy:

It’s not just the north valley, we’re talking about the Paseo Del Bosco trail along the Rio Grande. Yep. And it runs from the Alameda bridge From our office. Yeah. I’m like pointing. Like you can see where I, where it is right there. Paved trail next to the river, as well as dirt path. Um, all the way through the south valley. Um, somebody once told me it was about a 35 mile,

Tego:

Well it’s 16 miles round trip, round trip. You can do. It’s 32 miles. I used to do that on my bike. When I used to ride my bike, I’d leave from here and go all the way down and goes all the way, pass down the

Tracy:

Aquarium and the bio

Tego:

Park all the way past Rio, Bravo, and then kind of does a loop. And then, and then, uh, you know, you can come back, but it really is a gym in Albuquerque. And, you know, we see it over here at, at Alameda and the river every weekend. Those, you know, that parking lot is just overflowing. Um, and the, the thing that’s, um, really great about it is you have the paved path where people can bike or walk or roller blade or whatever, you know, whatever device they have. Um, but there’s also, uh, the, the ditches along the Seki is where people on horses can, can ride in, in enjoy that as well. So the really special, special thing that we have here in Albuquerque,

Tracy:

There’s only a few places in the city where you can really get to the river. So you can get to the river in burner, Leo in rivers edge in Rio Rancho. There’s some paths that you can get to the water, but otherwise, along the valley, there’s only certain places. Where’s, there’s actually parking lots and access to get across the ditches and down into the river valley, into the water. So, you know, looking at the Paseo Del Bosco trail, you can get on the city’s website and it’ll tell you all the access points. Um, we used to get on it at the end of Campbell road because we used to live in Rio Grande compound, which is sort of funny because we have grand compound is very little yards and we had like five dogs when you and I got together, oh, between us, we had four dogs, right.

Tracy:

And we had a minute little yard in, uh, uh, by Rio Grande. But anyway, Campbell road is one of them. Um, by the nature center, you can get down there and they have, um, viewing areas at the nature center off of Candalaria. So that’s some of the areas. And, um, one of the, one of the beautiful things, you know, with COVID, one of the things that I’ve noticed, Tigo is a lot more people have discovered the river. We see people with kayaks and canoes or nothing, just bringing a, a shade structure and hanging out along the banks of the water. I love that when I go over the Alameda bridge, I always like put it, put my car on autopilot. Not that it’s full auto, but just so I can look and see how many people are out playing in the water. It’s pretty awesome. The Rio Grande is a special thing that we have, uh, here in Albuquerque and, uh, get out and enjoy. It really is.