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Birdhouse Loop

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Beautiful hike close to Albuquerque


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11.4

Miles

18.4

KM

Loop

7,355' 2,242 m

High

6,571' 2,003 m

Low

1,542' 470 m

Up

1,538' 469 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Overview

Just over 11 mile hike up and down the canyons.

Description

Start at Otero Canyon Trail go up to the Blue Ribbon Trail across to Gnasty Trail a head down. Then go to West Ridge trail and continue on when it turns into Birdhouse Ridge. Then finish off you day by taking Tunnel Canyon back over to Otero Canyon Trail where you parked.

You'll have done just over 11 miles and have a phenomenal workout. Take plenty of water as there is no source of water on the trail. I will potentially encounter mountain bikers and other foot traffic so be wary.

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Aubrey Daniel

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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
Height of land on Gnasty trail.
Jul 12, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
The last sandy stair steps of the West Ridge climbing.
Sep 21, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
West Ridge.
Sep 21, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
Tunnel Canyon has some challenging climbs.
Sep 21, 2017 near Carnuel, NM

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