Two days in Albuquerque; two hikes in the bosque along the Rio Grande. A few pictures:
There are well established trails along both sides of the river, but it was easy to feel secluded.
A paved bike trail parallels a canal on the east side of the Rio Grande. It is heavily used even in the heat of the day!
The cottonwoods in parts of the bosque have been damaged by beavers. To save the trees fences have been put around the bases of many of them. Makes me wonder how cottonwoods ever survived before there were humans around to protect them this way!