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Vulcan Volcano Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
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A nice up and down loop over two of the main volcanoes.


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2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

97%

Runnable

5,935' 1,809 m

High

5,796' 1,767 m

Low

95' 29 m

Up

209' 64 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

Need to Know

There is a nice NPS parking area at trailhead with clean restrooms. No water. No parking fees.

Description

On this trail, you can enjoy beautiful vistas of the city and surrounding mountains. Watch for MTBers and snakes in the hotter months. There are lots of small round lava rocks that are real ankle turners, so pay attention to the trail. Earbuds are not recommended.

Flora & Fauna

High desert flora and fauna

Contacts

Shared By:

Teddy Wagner

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#182

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Typical doubletrack in the flatter areas between volcanoes
Apr 12, 2019 near Lee Acres, NM
Saddle on the north side of Vulcan provides expansive views of Albuquerque and the Sandias
Dec 5, 2019 near Lee Acres, NM
Singletrack winding around the east side of "Vulcan" volcano
Apr 12, 2019 near Lee Acres, NM

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