Back by popular demand! Juan Tomas Open Space is a City of Albuquerque Open Space property located in the Manzanita Mountains south of Tijeras. It has a wonderful, easy-to-moderate 3.7 mile loop hike with very little change in elevation. Walk through ponderosa, meadows, and other vegetation. We might see some local inhabitants, such as mule deer, wild turkey, or elk along the way. No restrooms available. Limited enrollment.
David Ryan, who has given several presentations at Oasis, is the coauthor of the 3rd edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque and the author of several other walk books. In addition to hiking around Albuquerque, he has gone on several very long walks including the Camino de Santiago and the entire Appalachian Trail. You can find many of the places he has explored on his blog at www.gentleartofwandering.com.