WHY IT’S OUTSTANDING
A paved wheelchair-accessible trail leads to a pond for wildlife viewing. There are several shaded rest areas along the trail, as well as interpretive tile art panels created by local artist Margy O’Brien. The pond is fed by a natural spring and was originally built as a cattle watering hole when the area was ranched by the Simms family.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take I-40 to the Tramway exit (Exit 167). Head north on Tramway Blvd. for about 6 miles and turn east on Simms Park Rd. At the entrance booth for the Elena Gallegos Picnic area, follow the road counter-clockwise around the entrance booth and head north. This road will end at the trailhead.