Domingo Baca Trail #230

HARD 130 reviews

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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hiking
7 days ago

Not for the faint of heart.......
The terrain is steep and the granite can be very slick. The trail dead ends several thousand feet past the TWA wreckage site.
The trail starts out very easy, but becomes technical when you reach the stream bed. The trail leading up to the crash site is steep and covered by dense vegetation.

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

Had a great time with my boys. Tough trail but well worth the views and time together.

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17 days ago

Long hike. Needs to prepare and start early. Fun for my first hike with my boys.

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22 days ago

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25 days ago

This trail definitely deserves the hard rating, but the views, even without the wreckage, are absolutely worth it. The wreck was very surreal and interesting. We took lots of water and snack breaks and made a day out of it.

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26 days ago

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30 days ago

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30 days ago

Hiked to Sandia Tram Tower 2. The hike to the dome from the lower stream bed is basically straight up to the north, winding in and around the cactus and rocks, very doable. Once you are near the dome angle up to the right, you will make the final approach to the top from the second crease on the east side of the dome.

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1 month ago

It is a awesome trial for 10+ages