60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2nd edition)
4. Arenal and Atrisco Ditch Trails
Optional detour:
Santa Clara Cemetery
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For a wine-country alternative to the South Valley’s marginalized aesthetic, consider a
ditchbank hike from Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. From I-40, take Exit 157A and go 4
miles north on Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn right and park at Harnett Park. Locate the
irrigation ditch behind the playground and follow it south 0.5 mile to the northwest corner
of Los Poblanos Fields, a 138-acre Open Space Farmland with miles of ditch trails.
Nearby activities:
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