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Albuquerque, NM

Population: 556,092
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Sandia Mountains Hawk Watch Trail

Looking for those lions, tigers and bears? You'll find almost all of them in the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, NM. The Hawk Watch Trail, one of many trails in the mountains, winds through the area and gives guests a moderate hike with the potential for a lot of action.

The Hype: Picture perfect surroundings

Distance: 4 miles

Difficulty: 3/5

Terrain: Gravel, flat but uphill

Wild Encounters: Mountain lions, bears, hawks

Don't Forget: A camera!

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