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297 mi 478 km of trail 13 Runs

Easy Trails 25 Trails Intermediate Trails 60 Trails Hard Trails 34 Trails
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Runs in Albuquerque - 13

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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 • Out and Back • 2,142 ft Ascent 653.03 m Ascent

(32) 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 • Loop • 1,712 ft Ascent 521.96 m Ascent

(13) Carnuel, NM
Favorite A first look at the beginning of the Embudo Canyon trail!
Intermediate

Foothills FA 50K

31.4 mi 50.6 km • Loop • 3,594 ft Ascent 1095.44 m Ascent

(2) Sandia…, NM
Favorite The radio towers can be seen if you look closely
Difficult

La Luz Trail Race

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Point to Point • 3,654 ft Ascent 1113.73 m Ascent

(2) Sandia…, NM
Favorite South Peak trail looking southwest toward ABQ Sunport and Kirtland AFB.
Difficult

Hawk Watch Trail to South Peak

4.7 mi 7.5 km • Point to Point • 3,372 ft Ascent 1027.67 m Ascent

(1) Carnuel, NM
Favorite Barrel Cacti blossom in beautiful spring color.
Difficult

Three Guns to Embudito Trailhead

7.9 mi 12.8 km • Point to Point • 2,277 ft Ascent 694.16 m Ascent

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

Whitewash Loop

12.9 mi 20.7 km • Loop • 2,910 ft Ascent 886.86 m Ascent

(7) Carnuel, NM
Favorite This trail skirts the beautiful Sandia Wilderness
Difficult

Placitas Stripmine Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 535 ft Ascent 163.21 m Ascent

(3) Placitas, NM

Trails in Albuquerque - 106

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
7.7 mi 12.3 km Sandia Heights, NM 32 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Pino Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Sandia Heights, NM 27 
19.4 mi 31.2 km #3Paseo del Bosque Trail
Easy
South Valley, NM
Easy
19.4 mi 31.2 km South Valley, NM
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Pokerchip South
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Ponderosa Pine, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Elena Gallegos Trail 341
Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Sandia Heights, NM
5.3 mi 8.5 km #6Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km Carnuel, NM
3.2 mi 5.2 km #7Otero Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Carnuel, NM
1.8 mi 2.8 km #8Cajun Pine
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.8 km Ponderosa Pine, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Drop In
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Ponderosa Pine, NM
5.3 mi 8.6 km #10Embudito Trail #192
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
5.3 mi 8.6 km Sandia Heights, NM 10 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #11Whitewash Trail
Very Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Very Difficult
3.9 mi 6.2 km Carnuel, NM
16.1 mi 25.9 km #12South Crest Trail #130
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
16.1 mi 25.9 km Carnuel, NM 10 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #13Domingo Baca
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Sandia Heights, NM
1.7 mi 2.8 km #14Embudo Horse Trail
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Carnuel, NM
2.4 mi 3.9 km #15West Ridge
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Carnuel, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #16Cedro Singletrack (Trail 5252B)
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Ponderosa Pine, NM
5.8 mi 9.3 km #17North Faulty Trail
Difficult
Placitas, NM
Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km Placitas, NM
6.4 mi 10.3 km #18Corrales Bosque Part 1
Intermediate
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.3 km Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
6.4 mi 10.4 km #19Bosque River Trail
Intermediate
Lee Acres, NM
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.4 km Lee Acres, NM
5.8 mi 9.4 km #20Piedra Lisa Trail #135
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
5.8 mi 9.4 km Sandia Heights, NM

Photos of Albuquerque - 129

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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

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