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300 mi 483 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 25 Trails Intermediate Trails 63 Trails Hard Trails 32 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Albuquerque - 9

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Favorite Water flowing amongst moss blanketed rocks
Difficult

Domingo Baca Trail / TWA Flight 260 crash site

7.0 mi 11.3 km 2,142' Up 653.03 m Up 2,142' Down 653 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Embudo Horse Trail's higher route provides several scenic overlooks of Albuquerque. Embudo Trail is visible to the right.
Difficult

Embudo Canyon

6.6 mi 10.7 km 1,712' Up 521.96 m Up 1,714' Down 522.37 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Barrel Cacti blossom in beautiful spring color.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Guns to Embudito Trailhead

7.9 mi 12.8 km 2,277' Up 694.16 m Up 2,368' Down 721.8 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite A first look at the beginning of the Embudo Canyon trail!
Difficult

Whitewash Loop

12.9 mi 20.7 km 2,910' Up 886.86 m Up 2,910' Down 886.98 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite This trail skirts the beautiful Sandia Wilderness
Intermediate/Difficult

Placitas Stripmine Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 535' Up 163.21 m Up 525' Down 160.11 m Down

Placitas, NM
Favorite Looking for petroglyphs.
Easy/Intermediate

Rinconada Canyon Trail

2.2 mi 3.6 km 108' Up 32.9 m Up 108' Down 32.94 m Down

Albuque…, NM
Favorite Meadow just below Kiwanis Cabin
Difficult

10K Crest Trail Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 2,267' Up 690.85 m Up 2,273' Down 692.71 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Height of land on Gnasty trail.
Intermediate

Otero Canyon Loop

5.5 mi 8.8 km 640' Up 194.99 m Up 638' Down 194.49 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Fall colors on the 10k Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

North 10k Trail and Osha Loop Trail

7.6 mi 12.2 km 1,272' Up 387.8 m Up 1,268' Down 386.37 m Down

Sandia…, NM

Trails in Albuquerque - 108

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 34 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Pino Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 27 
5.3 mi 8.6 km #3Embudito Trail #192
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 11 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Pokerchip South
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
19.4 mi 31.2 km #5Paseo del Bosque Trail
Easy
South Valley, NM
Easy
South Valley, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Elena Gallegos Trail 341
Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
5.3 mi 8.5 km #7Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
3.2 mi 5.2 km #8Otero Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
1.8 mi 2.8 km #9Cajun Pine
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Drop In
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
16.1 mi 25.9 km #11South Crest Trail #130
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 11 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #12Whitewash Trail
Very Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Very Difficult
Carnuel, NM
5.8 mi 9.3 km #13North Faulty Trail
Difficult
Placitas, NM
Difficult
Placitas, NM
1.7 mi 2.8 km #14Embudo Horse Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
2.4 mi 3.9 km #15West Ridge
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #16Cedro Singletrack (Trail 5252B)
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
6.4 mi 10.3 km #17Corrales Bosque Part 1
Easy/Intermediate
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
6.3 mi 10.1 km #18Albuquerque Bosque Singletrack - Southeast
Easy/Intermediate
Albuquerque, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Albuquerque, NM
6.4 mi 10.4 km #19Bosque River Trail
Intermediate
Lee Acres, NM
Intermediate
Lee Acres, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #20Tree Spring Trail #147
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM

Photos of Albuquerque - 135

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South Peak trail looking southwest toward ABQ Sunport and Kirtland AFB.
Mar 11, 2020 near Carnuel, NM
Summit of South Peak Sandia Mountains. Looking towards North peak. Taken February 2020.
Mar 11, 2020 near Carnuel, NM
On the way to the South Sandia Peak from the South Crest
Apr 14, 2019 near Carnuel, NM
Embudo Horse Trail's higher route provides several scenic overlooks of Albuquerque. Embudo Trail is visible to the right.
Feb 29, 2016 near Carnuel, NM
South peak trail with the summit in view. February 2020 trail conditions.
Mar 11, 2020 near Carnuel, NM
Otero Canyon trail
Oct 31, 2019 near Pondero…, NM
West Ridge Trail Lookin to the West
Oct 31, 2019 near Carnuel, NM
West Ridge Trail looking at Tejeras to the North
Oct 31, 2019 near Pondero…, NM