The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail is the place to be for an early morning or after-work ride. The point-to-point trail offers fantastic views and a serene environment ideal for a quiet getaway from the city. Generally, the trail is easy and can be done by anyone who can ride a bike. We recommend it for beginners who want to get used to their bikes or advanced riders looking to knock off the cobwebs.
The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail is a popular bike trail in Southwestern U.S. It is pronounced Boss-key and is popular because of the annual Albuquerque international balloon Fiesta that happens every October. The festival happens during the fall. Riding during this season is such a treat as the weather is much cooler and you can enjoy an attractive sight of colorful balloons.
The majority of the trail is super-easy to navigate because it is flat. The only non-flat sections on the trail are under the pesky bridges that pass over it. Beginners with less cycling experience can ace it. You can access the trail from any of the six entry points at the large paved parking lot at the trail’s north end. About a quarter mile into the trail, you will come by a steep bluff and pass several walking trails and river flood areas.
You will fall onto a singletrack winding through Bosque and trees. After three quarters of a mile dropping in, you will be back on the main trail, but you can explore the other singletrack trails hugging the cliffs. The main trail is smoothly paved asphalt and is about 6 feet wide with rails on the bridges. A painted dividing line and metal bollards at street crossings make the trail appear smaller.
The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail is rated the best urban trail in the U.S. because it has so much to offer in terms of scenery. It runs along the Rio Grande for about 16 miles and through the Rio Grande Conservation Center which allows you to see parts of the river. The trail also offers access to the Zoo and Albuquerque Bio Park which are the city’s favorite attraction sights.
You can stop at the Zoo and Bio Park to see various wildlife animals and plant species. You can still see a few animals like coyotes, deer, and road runners without visiting the zoo.