Pro Sports

Albuquerque Isotopes

Albuquerque Isotopes

Address: 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 - MAP
Phone: (505) 924-(2255) BALL
Web: www.milb.com

Isotope Ballpark is home to the Albuquerque Isotopes, a minor-league baseball team and Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The sports team's name is apropos, since New Mexico is well-known for its nuclear technology, which might explain the yellow, orange and red alien mascot named Orbit that's always cheering the team on.

UNM Lobos

UNM Lobos

Address: 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 - MAP
Phone: (505) 277-0111
Web: www.golobos.com

Catch a Star at the University of New Mexico, home to the NCAA Division I varsity sports teams known as the Lobos, who compete in the Mountain West Conference. You can watch both men and women athletic teams excel in basketball, golf, tennis, skiing, cross country, soccer and other sports.

Hiking, Biking & Trails

Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail

Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail

Address: Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114 - MAP
Phone: (505) 452-5200
Web: www.cabq.gov

Bike past exotic animals on the Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail in Albuquerque; the 16-mile paved pedestrian trail is littered with bikers and joggers looking at camels, lamas, ostriches, roadrunners, ducks and geese along the way. The popular recreation route also leads to Tingley Beach and the Rio Grande Nature Center.

Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 - MAP
Phone: (505) 899-0205
Web: www.nps.gov

Hike among ancient ruins at the Petroglyph National Monuments in Albuquerque. The 17 miles of recreation trails are home to thousands of treasured lava rocks etched with images of people and animals hand carved by the Pueblos. Hikers also enjoy seeing abundant native wildlife and plants. Remember it's a National Park so collecting anything is a no, no!

Piedra Lisa Park

Piedra Lisa Park

Address: Menaul Blvd NE & Punta De Vista Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 - MAP
Phone: (505) 452-5200
Web: www.cabq.gov

Piedra Lisa Park is a great little park to picnic after hiking or biking the trails with great views of the mountains and city.

Watersports

Cliff's Amusement Park

Cliff's Amusement Park

Address: 4800 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 - MAP
Phone: (505) 881-9373
Web: www.cliffsamusementpark.com

Plunge into gallons of water recreation fun at Cliff's Amusement Park! Splash through wet and wild water coasters like the Big Flush that sends you hurling through the air out of dark winding pipelines. Be sure to check out the park's other thrill rides like the Cliff Hanger wooden roller coaster.

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures

Address: 105 Pleasant View Dr, Bernalillo, NM 87004 - MAP
Phone: (505) 771-1234
Web: www.quietwaterspaddling.com

Kayak, canoe or SUP the Rio Grande River with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures providing guided or self-guided trips and enjoy the scenic and serene float. They provide all the required equipment or bring your own.

Radisson Hotel & Water Park

Radisson Hotel & Water Park

Address: 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 - MAP
Phone: (505) 888-3311
Web: Website

Slip and slide indoors at the Radisson Hotel & Water Park! Family fun abounds through miles of water recreation, rides, slides and attractions. You can ride the surf machine, hide under waterfalls and hang out at the snack bar. And best of all, you don't have to wear any sun screen!

Plenty Of Thrills

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Address: 12931 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 - MAP
Phone: (505) 299-3100
Web: www.hinklefamilyfuncenter.com

Start your engine at the Hinkle Family Fun Center. Sit behind the wheel of a powerful Grand Prix-style racing go-kart and put the pedal to the metal as you spin around the winding track, hugging curves, racing up hills and flying under bridges. Check out the other thrills and recreation like paintball and lazer tag!

Rainbow Ryders

Rainbow Ryders

Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 - MAP
Phone: (800) 725-2477
Web: www.rainbowryders.com

Up, Up ∧ Away on a hot air balloon ride from Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque. Packages offer one hour flights with a traditional champagne ceremony, flight certificate and balloon pin and launch every morning at sunrise, year round weather permitting and sunset during the winter.

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

Address: 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 - MAP
Phone: (505) 856-7325
Web: www.sandiapeak.com

Stand 10,378 feet in the air with an 11,000-square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley when you take a ride on the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway to the top of the Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest. If you get a little light-headed you can always take a seat at one of the mountain top restaurants.

Leisure

Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond

Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond

Address: 1800 Tingley Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - MAP
Phone: (505) 768-2000
Web: www.cabq.gov

Bring your fishing poles to Tingley Beach from dawn to dusk. The Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond is ideal for fly fisherman and the youngest anglers drop a line at the Children's Pond. The ponds are swimming with stocked trout and catfish. Remember, anyone 12 or older needs to have a fishing license!

Skidmore's Holiday Bowl

Skidmore's Holiday Bowl

Address: 7515 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 - MAP
Phone: (505) 268-3308
Web: holidaybowlabq.com

Skidmore's Holiday Bowl puts a new spin on glow in the dark bowling! They took glow in the dark bowling and added thumping music, dizzying light effects and crazy fog. If your bowling experience makes you thirsty, check out the HB Extreme Vodka Venue inside the 300 Club Grill. Head out for some recreation and fun at this bowling alley and let's see how many strikes you can get.

Slate Street Billiards

Slate Street Billiards

Address: 2003 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 - MAP
Phone: (505) 994-0363
Web: www.slatestreetbilliards.com

Play and eat at Slate Street Billiards. Sink the eight ball at one of the 15 Brunswick Gold Championship pool tables or hit the bullseye at one of the 10 "no bounce" dart boards while you listen to live music. Join your friends here for a night of billiards, ice cold beers and burgers!

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