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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 Middle Rio Grande river valley is nature’s laboratory with a different lesson plan every season. This is a moderately strenuous guided hike through one of the largest riverside-cottonwood f...

Celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth at the Open Space Visitor Center! Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm will present a workshop on basic permaculture concepts. Participants will also help with ...

  • Through May 28, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 505-897-8831
  • Admission: Free

The artists of Mosaic New Mexico and local artist Rachel Zollinger interpret life in the outdoors of New Mexico in two very different ways. . The mosaic pieces in the show will consider themes such as...