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Willow Creek Bosque: A Scenic Walk Along the Rio Grande

The Willow Creek Bosque – our new favorite place to walk and exercise our dogs.

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We arrived in Bernalillo, New Mexico at the end of January. Since then we have been finding places to get out and enjoy nature in the Bernalillo and Rio Rancho areas.

We soon learned that the Rio Grande in this part of New Mexico is wider, deeper and more scenic than we saw in the El Paso area. Not too long after settling in, we found a great place to walk the dogs along the Rio Grande.

Willow Creek Trailhead is less than 2 miles from Stagecoach Stop RV Park. With a gravel parking lot and easy access to the Willow Creek Bosque and trails, it is a local favorite.

We walk the 1.75-mile loop from the parking lot, through a wooded area and along the Rio Grande. The dogs love this place because the smells are different than in the RV park and they are guaranteed a longer walk. The trail in this area consists of crushed and packed dirt. Beyond this point, the trail becomes very sandy.

Please enjoy some of the pictures we have taken during our visits to Willow Creek Trailhead and Open Space. Even in February, the trail is scenic and beautiful.

Willow Creek Bosque – Along the Rio Grande

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In the trail bend is one of many interpretive trail signs along the Willow Creek Bosque Trail

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The trail is a favorite place for local dog owners
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One of the many Canadian geese that live on the bosque
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The bank is lined with Rio Grande Cottonwoods. They are gorgeous year round.
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Febraury late afternoon on the bosque
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Wooded area off the bosque trail near sunset
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Willow Creek Bosque trail February 18, 2018
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Bend in the Rio Grande, Willow Creek Bosque taken February 18, 2018
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Sandia Mountains from the Willow Creek Bosque Trail February 18, 2018
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The Rio Grande along the Willow Creek Bosque February 18, 2018

 

 

 

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