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walking
2 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

We started around 3:30 and finished right at 5 when it closes. We brought two dogs and saw quite a few other people hiking the trail. Along the loop there are a lot of side trails you can take, and all the volcano trails are closed but we went up the first one and saw people at the top of all three. The view of Albuquerque and the Sandia mountains is incredible, everyone should do this hike at least once!

hiking
23 days ago

The landscape changed three times. At the bottom and beginning, the vegetation was protected by the boulder hills and felt like a desert forest. A little bit of rock scrambling was required over beautiful pink granite. Once beyond the first bend into the range, the trail was rather flat and sandy with tons of desert scrub. After gaining a bit of elevation zigzagging up into the first crests, we scrambled through an alpine forest with snow covered granite and patches of cacti. What a unique hike up! Although we stopped at the first crest (7880 ft), we could see abq, the iron rich sandia peaks, snow capped mountains off in the distance, and white dune like hills.

The landscape changed three times. At the bottom and beginning, the vegetation was protected by the boulder hills and felt like a desert forest. A little bit of rock scrambling was required over beautiful pink granite. Once beyond the first bend into the range, the trail was rather flat and sandy with tons of desert scrub. After gaining a bit of elevation zigzagging up into the first crests, we scrambled through an alpine forest with snow covered granite and patches of cacti. What a unique hike up! Although we stopped at the first crest (7880 ft), we could see abq, the iron rich sandia peaks, snow capped mountains off in the distance, and white dune like hills.

Hit up this trail with my husband and our 6-month-old in a baby carrier and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our weekend in Albuquerque. There are a surprising number of petroglyphs along this short route and the canyon felt otherworldly on the foggy morning that we were there. We were glad we hiked the trail clockwise so that we were rewarded with the most interesting features toward the end. We also avoided getting stuck behind a couple of groups this way, though there weren't too many people out to start with and most of those were trail runners.

Barb Roberts is talking about Embudo trail Not Embudito Trail-directions are correct.

Beautiful 3 mile easy hike.