Domingo Baca Trail #230

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Domingo Baca Trail #230 is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3694 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This hike starts out in a desert open space environment (no shade) and changes into the lush greenery and streams in the Sandia Mountains. Starting at the Domingo Baca trail, you can continue along this route to the site of the wreckage of a TWA flight which crashed in 1955 high in the mountains.

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21 days ago

There's a few splits in the trail, but it's pretty easy to follow, especially if you stick to the stream. A few parts were a little difficult but well worth the hike (: this trail definitely isn't that busy, only ran into one other person on the way up!

24 days ago

great trail, some say its difficult to follow but we didn't have a problem. it is difficult to climb but well worth it.

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1 month ago

Great hike!

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2 months ago

For the first mile to a mile and half there isn't much shade so I would suggest getting started early. After that you will run into a stream and tree coverage. You will follow the stream but it does split so be sure to stay to the right. I would suggest following the trail according to this app. The hike isn't too long but there is a lot bolder of climbing. Once you get directly below the tram you will see the wreckage. It's a difficult hike but well worth it.

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2 months ago

Not sure what all the hype is about...

Pros:
-It's always nice to see a little water in New Mexico, and it is just that, a little.
-The slice of history at the plane wreckage was something you don't see everyday. That was pretty fascinating.

Cons:
-It's a slow developing trail. You put in a lot of work for a small reward.
-For the amount of time invested, you can find far more beautiful trails.

Definitely give it a shot. But don't be surprised if you find yourself saying, "Eh, checked that box".

hiking
3 months ago

Steep and fun! Wear good hiking shoes!

This trail is one of my favorites close to town trails. A large part of the trail runs next to a small stream (which in New Mexico is a big deal), and there are rocks to climb on! Pretty warm if you start midday, definitely a good early morning hike.