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Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)

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  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W.
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Type: Bike, Hike & Outdoor Areas
  • Phone: (505) 897-8831
  • Alt: (505) 311
  • Fax: (505) 897-0572
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The City of Albuquerque protects nearly 29,000 acres of public open space that preserve unique landscapes and sensitive habitat while providing miles of recreation trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Begin your discovery of the West Mesa, Bosque, Sandia Foothills and East Mountains at the Open Space Visitor Center nestled at the west edge of the Rio Grande bosque (Spanish for forest).  The Center overlooks a wetland and 18 acres of agricultural fields dedicated to wildlife and offers education and art exhibits, demonstration gardens, recreation trails, and special programming. 

 For a list of open space hiking trails, visit

  • Days Open: Tuesday-Sunday
  • Hours of Operation: 9-5
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Health and Energy in Seven Simple Movements with Instructor Marcy Pincus, Energy Arts@ Certified Instructor. Dragon and Tiger (D&T) is useful in easing the pain of chronic illness and helping canc...

The Taoist Water Method Qigong is a gentle martial art that provides mental clarity, helps loosen the muscles and build power, strengthens the organs, improves cardio-pulmonary function, strengthens t...

Join local storytellers Regina Ress, and Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee for an imaginative exploration of the Winter Solstice through story and song. Join us for this all-ages morning of delightful...

Join us for a guided birding hike with Sara Jayne Cole of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society (CNMAS). Learn about birds in Albuquerque’s stretch of the Middle Rio Grande Valley, with a parti...

A mandala integrated structure; organized around a unifying center; Longchenpa. The Winter Solstice Seed Mandala creation is an annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the...

Enjoy this guided nature hike with trained naturalists and look for winter migratory wonders such as the Sandhill crane and the Bald Eagle. You may even get a chance to see native bosque residents lik...

  • Through January 8, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 505-897-8831
  • Admission: Free

In the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery. Discover the Open Space Gallery with this juried show of multi-media art that explores the flora, fauna, and cultural resources of Albuquerque’s Open S...