Outdoor Adventures

Ideally situated between the towering Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande River basin, Albuquerque provides the outdoor enthusiast with a number of unique adventure opportunities that are just minutes away from Nativo Lodge.

Hot Air Balloon Views of the Sandia Mountains

Hot Air Ballooning

Albuquerque is widely regarded as the hot air balloon capital of the world. Many local, highly-experienced pilots and companies offer rides year-round.
View of Albuquerque From Sandia Mountains

Hang Gliding & Rock Climbing

Hang gliding from the crest of the Sandia Mountains is another unique aerial Albuquerque experience. Whether you’re a seasoned glider seeking a new location or taking your first tandem flight with a professional instructor, Albuquerque is the perfect place to cross hang gliding off your bucket list! The Sandia Mountains are not only home to hang gliding, but also to the best in rock climbing opportunities in central New Mexico. 
Rio Grande River Views of Sandia Mountains


Whether it’s a relaxing stroll along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Rio Grande Nature Center or a challenging hike up the La Luz Trail to the crest of the Sandia Mountains, hiking in Albuquerque is an unforgettable experience.
Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course One of Many Albuquerque Golf Courses


With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a number of premier courses to choose from, Albuquerque is a great golfing destination. Whether you choose the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club or one of the many public courses in the area, the settings are spectacular.
Cycling in Albuquerque Premier Biking Destination


With the recent debut of the 50-mile bike loop, Albuquerque has established itself as a premier biking destination in the Southwest. With an extensive network of bike trails along the Rio Grande and the base of the Sandias these trails lead you through fascinating desert and riverside terrain.
Rio Grande Botanic Gardens Albuquerque BioPark

Cultural Attractions

There are a number of outdoor museums in the Albuquerque area, so if you’re searching for hotels near museums and other cultural activities, we can be the place. Close to Nativo Lodge are Petroglyph National Monument and Coronado State Monument, along with Historic areas like Old Town and Nob Hill. Discover art, culture, history and the story of New Mexico’s 19 Native American pueblos when you book your Native American Cultural Package to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. 
Horseback Riding Numerous Trails Available

Horseback Riding

In and around Albuquerque there are numerous opportunities to give horseback riding a try. With the Western spirit still alive and well, and fierce competition at local horse shows such as the New Mexico State Fair, horseback riding is a popular outdoor activity and there are a number of available trails in the area.