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Recommended Routes in Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area - 1

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Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area Running

  • 51 Miles 82 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area - 21

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Hawk Watch Trail
Difficult Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult Difficult
Carnuel, NM
10.6 mi 17.1 km #2North Crest Trail #130N
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Embudo Horse Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Cienega Trail #148
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
4.1 mi 6.6 km #5Tres Pistolas (Three Gun Springs) Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6South Sandia Peak Trail
Difficult Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult Difficult
Carnuel, NM
5.8 mi 9.4 km #7Piedra Lisa Trail #135
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Cañoncito Trail #150
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Knolls, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Knolls, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Switchback Trail #271
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandia Heights, NM
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Ellis Trail #202
Difficult Difficult
Placitas, NM
Difficult Difficult
Placitas, NM

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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
Summit of South Peak Sandia Mountains. Looking towards North peak. Taken February 2020.
Mar 11, 2020 near Carnuel, NM
South Peak trail looking southwest toward ABQ Sunport and Kirtland AFB.
Mar 11, 2020 near Carnuel, NM
Start of the La Luz Trail # 137.
Sep 21, 2023 near Sandia…, NM
View from Trail 84.
Sep 21, 2023 near Sandia…, NM
View from Trail 84.
Sep 21, 2023 near Sandia…, NM
View from Kawanis Cabin Trail.
Sep 25, 2023 near Sandia…, NM
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