Category Archives: Tijeras

Lower Pine Hike – 10/01/2017

Today we needed a hike for a short day, closer to ‘home’ than the Jemez or San Pedro Parks.  Opted to hit a trail on the northwest section of the Cedro Peak area of the Sandia Ranger District.  To get … Continue reading

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Turkey Trails Hike – 04/18/2017

Looking for a trail nearby for a short afternoon hike, we headed south out of  Tijeras Canyon, going up Cedro Canyon on NM337, for one of the trails on the east side of the Manzanita Mountains.  At the top of … Continue reading

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South Crest Hike – 04/02/2017

After 3 days of rain and snowy weather in the mountains, we chose this trail out of Tijeras Canyon expecting it to be less muddy – and it was, thanks to the surface that is more rocky than many trails … Continue reading

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Three Gun Springs Hike – 03/30/2017

Great hike for Pat and me, returning to this trail which takes us into the south end of the Sandia Mountains, with great views across the Manzanitas to the Manzanos and Tierra Grande.         Total Distance:  3.6 … Continue reading

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Otero Canyon Hike – 01/02/2017

Got a late start today, so chose a trail close to Albuquerque, plus rain and snow yesterday would have made unpaved roads too difficult.  We’ve avoided these trails up South 14 out of Tijeras because they are used so much … Continue reading

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Three Gun Springs Hike – 05/05/2013

Total Distance: 4.63 miles Elevation: 6,926 start, 8,218 maximum, 6,296 minimum Gross gain: 1,292 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,827 ft, descending: 1,821 ft Maximum slope: 43% ascending, 47% descending, 13% average Duration: 3:30 If you haven’t explored these hiking tracks with … Continue reading

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Travertine Falls-South Crest Hike – 04/30/2016

A nice hike with Pat, near Albuquerque, on the north side of I-40, the east end of Tijeras Canyon.   Total Distance: 2.74 miles Elevation: 6,541 start, 7,254 maximum, 6,541 minimum Gross gain: 713 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 958 ft, descending: 965 ft … Continue reading

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Ponderosa in Oak Flats Hike – 11/03/2016

Just a short drive out of Albuquerque, then south on South 14 (oops, that is now NM 337), Oak Flats is an Albuquerque Open Spaces trail.  The terrain is quite level, forested, and provides an easy trail surface – lots … Continue reading

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