305, 305a & 366 City Open Space Connecting Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

These trails are managed by the City of Albuquerque-Open Space Division and connect with Forest Service Trails in the Sandia foothills. Please refer to the General Information section below.

Sandia Mountain Trails

At a Glance

Fees There is a small fee to park your car at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. ($1.00 on weekdays and $2.00 on weekends - please pay at the guard shack).
  • If you recreate in the Sandias or other national lands, outside of City Open Space, on a regular basis, you might consider purchasing one of the America the Beautiful Passes or the Sandia Annual Pass at the locations listed below.
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Purchase America the Beautiful Passes at: USGS or at the or at the locations listed here. **Sandia Amenity Passes can be purchased at locations marked with asterisks.
  • **The Sandia Ranger Station, 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras, NM 87059, 505-281-3304
  • **The Cibola Supervisor's Office, 2113 Osuna Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-346-3900
  • The SW Regional Office, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-842-3898 (does not carry $30.00 Sandia Amenity passes)
  • **REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107  (REI does not carry America the Beautiful Passes)
Operated By: Municipal

General Information


Tramway Boulevard to Simms Park Road. Turn east, toward the mountains, and continue up Simms Park Road, which leads into Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. Pay your fee at the guard station and ask for a map to help you along your way.

Other access points from outside the Municipal area can be found along the Foothills Trail #05365. See the Sandia Mountain Trail Guide map below.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed
  • Please refer to the map links at the top of the page to plan your course.

General Notes:

NOTE: Trails 305, 305a and 366 are inside the Elena Gallegos recreation area, and are managed by the City of Albuquerque-Open Space Division. They connect with Forest Service Trails.

Sandia Mountain Trails 



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  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles

  Elevation : 
5,860 - 6,660 ft