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Hike to aspen overlook
—Ty Belknap

Chances are it’s already too late to hike to the Del Agua Overlook to get a closer look at the golden aspen forest. But, if it’s still yellow up there, drop everything and drive to the top of Sandia Mountain. Or hike all the way up from Placitas. Or take the tram. Once you notice the leaves beginning to turn, you only have about a week to see the spectacle up close. But even if you miss it, early fall is the best time to be in the Sandias. When the boss said, why don’t you go take a picture of the aspens, I took my dog Lalo and headed up NM165 through Las Huertas Canyon, always a treat. Continuing to the top on the Crest Highway, you can park just before the $3 parking sign and take a trail which merges with the Crest, and parallels the highway for about a quarter mile before a sign reads, “Del Agua Overlook: 1.5 miles.” Here the trail splits to the first of many overlooks to the west. It’s an easy hike which drops through blue spruce into an aspen forest that opens onto the splendid view pictured above.


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Placitas Recycling Center

Open: Saturdays, 8–11 a.m.
The Placitas Recycling Center
is located on the north side of Highway 165, one-half mile east of I-25.
The Center accepts: corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, newspaper, mixed paper,
polystyrene peanuts (double bagged), white office paper, aluminum, no. 1 & 2 plastic

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