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Outdoor Activities

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s no surprise that Albuquerque is a city made for outdoor activities. The city’s high-desert climate means you’ll see both deserts and forests, as well light pink sunsets and some of the best stargazing for miles. The Sandia Mountains are the star of the show, with hikes through the foothills surrounded by cacti and desert sage or exhilarating treks to the top of the mountains where you’ll encounter fir and pine trees. If hiking isn’t for you, don’t worry. There are tons of other ways to get outside in Albuquerque - and even see the city from dazzling new heights.

Hiking and Biking

Hiking and Biking

Albuquerque lies a mile above sea level, making it the perfect place for challenging hikes and high-intensity mountain biking trails. There’s something for every skill level, however, with an extensive network of biking trails throughout the city and scenic hikes through the prickly pears and cacti of the Sandia Foothills.

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Golfing

Golfing

Albuquerque offers a unique setting for a day on the links, with high desert plains, rocky mountain peaks, and the Rio Grande river serving as stunning backdrops. Combined with seemingly endless sunny days, low humidity, and a wide range of courses perfect for all skill levels, it's always a good time to golf in Albuquerque.

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Pueblos

Pueblos

New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, or Native American lands and communities. Each tribe is a sovereign nation with its own traditions, cultures, and ways of life. Dating back all the way to the 1300s, these pueblos offer excellent insight into Native American history, as well as modern enterprises like golf courses and casinos.

Isleta Pueblo
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Sandia Pueblo
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Hot Air Balloons and Air Adventures

Hot Air Balloons and Air Adventures

Albuquerque is known as the Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World for good reason. Year-round superb ballooning conditions and stunning natural landscapes combine for magical flights.Take a trip into the sky with these local companies or get a different view by heading 10,378 feet up into the mountains on an aerial tramway.

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