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Recommended Routes in Albuquerque - 13

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Favorite The view of the Sandia ridgeline from the trail, with the tramway cables visible overhead. The upper station of the tramway is visible on the right side of the picture. The crash site is at the base of the large rock formation on the left.
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.
Intermediate/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 The radio towers can be seen if you look closely
Difficult

La Luz Trail Race

7.0 mi 11.3 km 3,654' Up 1113.73 m Up 49' Down 14.88 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite A first look at the beginning of the Embudo Canyon trail!
Intermediate

Foothills FA 50K

31.4 mi 50.6 km 3,594' Up 1095.44 m Up 3,592' Down 1094.78 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Near Three Guns Trail
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 West Ridge Trail Lookin to the West
Intermediate/Difficult

Birdhouse Loop

11.4 mi 18.4 km 1,542' Up 469.93 m Up 1,538' Down 468.77 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 Nice view to the south
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 Fall colors on the 10k Trail.
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 Rinconada Canyon Trail (half way).
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 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
Favorite The Cedro Singletrack Trail
Difficult

Cedro Peak 50K Trail Race

33.2 mi 53.4 km 2,761' Up 841.63 m Up 2,755' Down 839.78 m Down

Pondero…, 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

Albuquerque Running

  • 465 Miles 748 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 30 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 77 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 28 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Albuquerque - 122

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 44 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Pino Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 31 
5.3 mi 8.6 km #3Embudito Trail #192
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 15 
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
1.1 mi 1.7 km #6Hawk Watch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Elena Gallegos Trail 341
Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
5.3 mi 8.5 km #8Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
1.8 mi 2.8 km #9Cajun Pine
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Survey Trail #203
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM

Photos of Albuquerque - 160

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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
On the way to the South Sandia Peak from the South Crest
Apr 14, 2019 near Carnuel, NM
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
Near Three Guns Trail
May 13, 2021 near Carnuel, NM
The view of the Sandia ridgeline from the trail, with the tramway cables visible overhead. The upper station of the tramway is visible on the right side of the picture. The crash site is at the base of the large rock formation on the left.
Aug 18, 2015 near Sandia…, NM
View from the end of Domingo Baca... Involved scrambling for at least half a mile up steep grades with loose soil and rocks.
May 5, 2019 near Sandia…, NM
Nice view to the south
Jan 16, 2022 near Carnuel, NM