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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6 days ago

great hike, but can be difficult to stay on the trail as it is not that well marked in some spots.

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24 days ago

excellent condition, not too many people on the trail today. ......but non the less perfect!hiked it nonstop

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I did this trail alone and was able to find the crash site. However, I would not recommend doing this alone if you don't have a map or gps device as the trail gets difficult to follow towards the top. The trail gets steep but the climb is worth it!

1 month ago

This is a tough trail to follow. there are many spur trail that go for 100s of yard and then end. Best to attempt this with someone that knows the trail.

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1 month ago

My son and I hiked this trail yesterday and it was amazing. However, this being our first hike of the year, many years actually, it was physically brutal. I would suggest a little conditioning before attempting this one. Still, no regrets. A great and humbling hike.

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2 months 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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2 months ago

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