Wunderground® Travel Planner: Moriarty, NM
|Weather Observed||Recorded Days (of 6 total)|
|Snow||2 days (33%)|
|Sunny||2 days (40%)|
|Cloudy||2 days (40%)|
|Rain||1 days (17%)|
|Fog||1 days (17%)|
Of 6 days between 1996 and 2019, Snow was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 3 days were recorded with precipitation.
Note: As multiple conditions can be recorded during one day, the weather observed may total more than 6.
Although the temperature is most often Cool, the temperatures are highly variable.
With the creation of many lanes, trails, and dedicated bike paths, Albuquerque's city leaders are recognized for their bike-friendly efforts—a serious challenge given the committed car culture of its residents. The city's public works department produces a detailed bike map
, which can be obtained free by calling 505/768-3550 or downloaded from www.cabq.gov/bike.
Albuquerque has miles of bike lanes and trails through and around the city as well as great mountain-biking trails at Sandia Peak Ski Area.
Although mountain bikes may be rented in the Sandias, bike-rental sources are scarce around town. Northeast Cyclery
(8305 Menaul Blvd. NE, Northeast Heights. Tel. 505/299-1210) has a good range of road and mountain bikes for rent. Most are unisex styles, and they carry kid sizes as well.
Seasonally, at Tingley Beach
(www.cabq.gov) balloon-tire and mountain bikes are available by the hour.
The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail
(www.cabq.gov) runs right through Tingley. It's flat for most of its 16-mi run, and it's one of the loveliest rides in town.
You can pick up a map of bike trips—among them a 30-mi round-trip ride from downtown Santa Fe to Ski Santa Fe at the end of NM 475—from the New Mexico Public Lands Information Center, or at the bike shops listed below. One excellent place to mountain bike is the Dale Ball Trail Network, which is accessed from several points.
Bike N' Sport
(530 W. Cordova Rd., 87505. Tel. 505/820-0809) provides rentals and information about guided tours.
(638 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail. Tel. 505/995-8356) is a friendly, neighborhood bike shop offering group tours, privately guided rides, bicycle rentals ($35.50 per day—make reservations), and repairs. These guys offer a great way to spend a day.
Santa Fe Mountain Sports
(607 Cerrillos Rd., Ste. A. Tel. 505/988-3337. www.santafemountainsports.com. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5) has a good selection of bikes for rent.
903 10th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The city's foremost outdoor attraction and nature center, the park comprises the recently restored Tingley Beach as well as three distinct attractions, Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, and Rio Grande Zoo. The garden and aquarium are located together (admission gets you into both facilities); the zoo is a short drive southeast. You can also ride the scenic Rio Line
vintage narrow-gauge railroad between the zoo and gardens and aquarium complex; rides are free if you purchase a combination tickets to all of the park's facilities.
Two main components of the Albuquerque Bio Park, Albuquerque Aquarium and Rio Grande Botanic Garden
(2601 Central Ave. NW, west of Old Town, north of Central Ave. and just east of the Central Ave. bridge, 87104) are a huge draw with kids but also intrigue adult visitors. At the aquarium, a spectacular shark tank with floor-to-ceiling viewing is among the most popular of the marine exhibits. The Spanish-Moorish garden is one of three walled gardens near the entrance of the 36-acre botanic garden. The exquisite Sasebo Japanese Garden joins other specialty landscapes including the Curandera Garden, exhibiting herbs used by traditional Spanish folk-medicine practitioners, and the Children's Fantasy Garden, complete with walk-through pumpkin, a 14-foot dragon, and giant bees. The seasonal PNM Butterfly Pavilion is open late May through late September, and, year-round, the glass conservatory holds desert and Mediterranean plantings. In summer there are concerts given on Thursday at the botanic garden. From late November through late December, the botanic garden comes alive each evening from 6 to 9 pm for the River of Lights festival, a walk-through display of holiday lights and decorations.
The 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo
(903 10th St. SW, 87102) is an oasis of waterfalls, cottonwood trees, and naturalized animal habitats. More than 250 species of wildlife from around the world live here, including giraffes, camels, polar bears, elephants, zebras, and koalas. The Tropical America exhibit offers a bit of contrast for dry Albuquerque, replicating a jungle rain forest and containing toucans, spider monkeys, and brilliant orchids and bromeliads. The zoo has established captive-breeding programs for more than a dozen endangered species. Concerts are performed on the grounds on summer Friday evenings. There's a café on the premises. TheThunderbird Express
is a ¾-scale train that runs in a nonstop loop within the zoo, and during the 20-minute ride, conductors talk in depth about the creatures and their habitats. Running Tuesday-Sunday, it's free with combo tickets, or $2 otherwise (buy tickets onboard or at the Africa exhibit).Tingley Beach
(1800 Tingley Dr. SW, south of Central Ave. and just east of Central Ave. bridge, 87102) is a recreational arm of the biological park that consists of three ponds, created in the 1930s by diverting water from the Rio Grande. You can rent paddleboats (or bicycles; both seasonally), fish the trout-stocked ponds (gear and fishing licenses can be purchased at the fishing-tackle shop on-site), or sail your model electric or wind-powered boats. To the west of the ponds, the cottonwood Bosque (wetlands forest) fringes the river. Ecological tours of the Bosque are given in summer. It's part of the popular 16-mi Paseo del Bosque bike path that is open year-round. There's also a snack bar and aRio Line
station; the ¾-scale passenger trains make a stop here en route between the aquarium and garden complex and the zoo. www.cabq.gov/biopark. Admission: Free Tingley Beach and grounds, $7 Albuquerque Aquarium and Rio Grande Botanic Garden (combined ticket), $7 Rio Grande Zoo, $12 combination ticket for all attractions is available for entries Tues.-Sun. 9-noon, and includes unlimited rides on the Rio Line and Thunderbird Express trains. Hours: Daily 9-5, until 6 on weekends from June-Aug. No trains Mon.
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Albuquerque's cultural corridor received another jewel in 2003, when this imaginatively executed science museum—its driving concept is "Ideas You Can Touch"—opened right across from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. ¡Explora! bills itself as an all-ages attraction (and enthralled adults abound), but there's no question that many of the innovative hands-on exhibits such as a high-wire bicycle and a kinetic sculpture display are geared to children. They offer big fun in addition to big science (and a good dose of art as well). While its colorful Bucky dome is immediately noticeable from the street, ¡Explora! also features a playground, theater, and a freestanding staircase that appears to "float" between floors. www.explora.us. Admission: $7. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. noon-6.
|February 16, 2019||Max Temp||Min Temp|
|Normal (KABQ)||42 °F||21 °F|
|Record (KABQ)||62 °F (1981)||3 °F (1959)|
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