WHY IT’S OUTSTANDING
This is a great spot to have a family picnic or a relaxing riverside lunch. Work those fabulous picnic lunch calories off with an easy trail hike north along the river. You will encounter fantastic views of the Rio Grande. Shade from the gnarled Rio Grande cottonwood trees can provide soothing sun protection during the warmest hours of the day.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take I-25 to the Alameda exit (Exit 233). Head west onto Alameda. After crossing Rio Grande Blvd. before the river, turn south into the Alameda Open Space parking lot. Walk north following the paved Paseo del Bosque trail under Alameda. You will see the Alameda picnic area to the right of the pedestrian bridge crossing the Rio Grande.