Category Archives: Sandias, West

Pino Hike – 10/12/2015

Total Distance:  6.51 miles Elevation: start 6,423 ft, maximum 8,084 ft,  minimum 6,423 ft Gross gain: 1,662 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,972 ft, descending 1,981 ft Maximum slope: 39% ascending, 37% descending, 10% average Duration: 3:18 GPS .KML file … Continue reading

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Elena Gallegos, North Hike – 03/01/2013

Total Distance:  3.54 miles Elevation: start 6,450 ft, maximum 6,687 ft,  minimum 6,378 ft Gross gain: 319 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 594 ft, descending 578 ft Maximum slope: 24% ascending, 25% descending, 6% average Duration: 1:31 GPS .KML file … Continue reading

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Juan Tabo Canyon North Hike – 04/30/2017

Snows from recent storms across northern New Mexico steered us away from the Jemez Mountains, so looking for a new trail nearby, we opted for the Juan Tabo Canyon trail.  This is a well-used trail; we met a half dozen hikers, … Continue reading

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Piedra Lisa South-Fletcher Hike – 11/01/2015

This was a great hike, one we’ve wanted to do for a while.  It is one of 3 trails, spurs off of Piedra Lisa.  We approached it from the south on the Piedra Lisa trail, then turned east (right) up … Continue reading

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Eye of the Sandias Hike – 12/10/2015

This is a trail very close to Albuquerque, with the trailhead at the eastern end of Copper Road.  ‘Tis an area of numerous trails, well used by neighbors and visitors to this part of Albuquerque’s Open Space.  Many of the trails … Continue reading

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Foothills-Copper Trailhead Hike- 03/31/2016

  Total Distance:  2.06 miles Elevation: start 5,926 ft, maximum 6,202 ft,  minimum 5,926 ft Gross gain: 76 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 439 ft, descending: 440 ft Maximum slope: 30% ascending, 37% descending, 7% average Duration: 0:47 GPS … Continue reading

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Foothills-Copper Trailhead Hike- 04/02/2016

  An afternoon hike, just to get outdoors.  ‘Tis wonderful to have such scenic surroundings with easy trails at the very outskirts of the city.  Total Distance:  2.09 miles Elevation: start 5,924 ft, maximum 6,219 ft,  minimum 5,924 ft Gross … Continue reading

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Pino Hike – 12/08/2012

An early hike Pat & I made in Albuquerque’s Elena Gallegos Open Space.  One of more than a dozen Open Space lands, Elena Gallegos has numerous hiking and biking trails within it’s boundaries, and trailheads for trails into the Sandia Mountain … Continue reading

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Piedra Lisa South-Waterfall Hike- 9/4/2016

Embarked today to find the Waterfall Trail, a spur off of Piedra Lisa.  I tried it once before with Marlin, but our track up a ridge on the south side of Waterfall Canyon was very steep – we ultimately gave … Continue reading

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Sandia Tram & North Crest Hike – 7/13/2016

For another activity during Thomas visit, we took an early morning ride on the Sandia Peak Tram and hiked from the upper terminal of the Tram to the Visitor’s Center, located at the top of the Sandia Crest Highway.  Much … Continue reading

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