Aldo Leopold Trail

Aldo Leopold Trail is a grade 1 trail with one loop for a total of 1.25 miles (2640 steps).

Accessed through Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, the trail starts at the center’s west gate. Cross the bridge and climb the hill to your right. At the top of the levee, cross the multi-use Paseo del Bosque trail. After hours, the trail can be accessed from the multi-use trail at the end of Candelaria. Access free from Paseo del Bosque trail.  Candelaria & Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Attractions: Wildlife viewing, River access, Nature Center parking lot and grounds are open 8-5

Nearby intersection: Candelaria & Rio Grande Blvd NW

Public Transportation: #36

Public Facilities: Visitor Center

Parking: An entrance fee is required.

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