You love nothing more than a long desert hike while your pup loves barking at sun-bathing lizards, and Albuquerque is the ideal travel destination for you both. New Mexico evokes images of wide-open desert and awe-inspiring rock formations, and expectant visitors will not be disappointed. What first-time travelers to the state may find surprising is the verdant forest and pristine lakes that cover parts of New Mexico’s diverse terrain. Albuquerque is tucked between the Rio Grande and the picturesque Sandia Mountains, a wealth of natural beauty extending in every direction, as far as the eye can see. Surrounding the city of Albuquerque, several hikes keep outdoor enthusiasts cool below dense forest canopy. The Paseo del Bosque Trail leads hikers through the cottonwood bosque (forest) with scenic views of the Rio Grande. For an iconic postcard view of the Albuquerque area, the Rinconada Canyon Trail follows the north side of the canyon to rock walls marked with petroglyphs. Albuquerque is full of surprises for two- and four-legged Glampers who have yet to discover the natural delights of New Mexico. Book pet-friendly accommodations at a riverside cabin or an adobe cottage to experience the best of the Southwest in the company of your most loyal travel companion.