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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

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center/City of Albuquerque host a day of science explorations of astronomical proportions! This event features presentations, ex...

Artist Noel Chilton recounts her personal experience with the Mexican tradition, and then guides you through a mini Muerto-in-a-box exercise, using paper and clay constructions. It will be a somewhat ...

From the Award-winning director Elke Duerr, comes Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites. The first opportunity to view this film in New Mexico will be outdoors, under the stars at the stunning Open Space...

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) invites the citizens of Albuquerque to help us welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat along the Middle Rio Grande river valley with this annual f...

  • Through November 27, 2016
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 897-8831
  • Admission: Free

In Undercurrents, eight local artists interpret and respond to Open Space lands, inspiring an exchange of ideas about our environment and sparking discussion about its conservation and stewardship. A...