Albuquerque Sports & Outdoor Activities
Albuquerque and the surrounding mountainous terrain is a paradise for hikers and bikers. Varying levels of Albuquerque trails crisscross the Sandia and Manzano Mountains for some of the best hiking or mountain biking in New Mexico. Not into heights? Venture out on the interconnected Albuquerque trails system throughout the city. The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail is an easily accessible 15-mile route enjoyed by walkers, runners, cyclists, inline skaters and even horseback riders. Walkers and hikers can also take a historic hike through Petroglyph National Monument on the west side of the city. Camping in Albuquerque is another possibility.
Although the mountain biking in New Mexico is probably better-known, road cyclists can also take advantage of bike lanes throughout Albuquerque as well as miles of open road surrounding the city. Challenging elevation changes plus dramatic scenic vistas with flats and hills make New Mexico a haven for cycling. Runners—including several Olympic distance runners—also take advantage of the benefits of altitude training in Albuquerque.
With sunny weather all year 'round, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy their favorite activities during all four seasons in Albuquerque. During winter months, Sandia Peak offers skiing and snowboarding just minutes from the city. And don’t forget year-round golf. Golfers love the variation among Albuquerque’s 14 area golf courses that appeal to every skill level. Their favorite part is the value of the green fees at top-rated courses.
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Whatever you do, be sure to stay well-hydrated. The mild temperatures can be deceiving and the high elevation may take its toll on unsuspecting adventurers.
’s terrain and outstanding climate
offers something for every type of outdoor enthusiast, just minutes from your hotel.