Embudo Canyon is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.9 miElevation gain3,280 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Alyssa Chavarria
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Very accessible to town so it’s a super great trail if you don’t have all day but want to get your dose of Mother Nature in It was cold and windy today so definitely had to dress in layers as you are very exposed. In the summer I can see where this would be a tough trail as there are very few opportunities for a shaded break. Great way to start the week!

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Rich Diaz
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Great trail - went in February (wear a beanie, wind is brutal) definitely going again, tomorrow even! It’s close to town so very accessible if you don’t have a full day to spend. Rock formations are super cool and the view of the city and desert is awesome.

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Kristy and Steve
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Jason Gutierrez
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baby bubbles
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Very hot today. Started at 930 too late

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Adrian Castillo
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Alexander Marx
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Did Embudo up to where it meets the Tres Pistolas Trail. I went about a month ago and the sun was brutal, most of the Trail is pretty exposed. Some climbing and scrambling going up and back down but great views of the city and South Sandia Peak from below. Next time I'll perhaps take Embudito all the way up to South Sandia Peak.

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linda greene
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warning a rattlesnake was seen on the beginning of trail. Mostly in the sun so going early is recommend.

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Joshua Sayre
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I love this trail, went for a short hike.

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Laura Burnham
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easy grade, I wish I'd have had time to go farther...I'll definitely be back

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Tammy Metzger
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Fantastic hike! Just one section with some rock scrambling, but then it’s pretty open. Didn’t see many other hikers past that section, either.

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Ashley Dolzani
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Hiked 2.5 miles in and 2.5 back. Easily marked to stay on the trails. Great trail to not realize how much exercise you’re getting. Took my 9 year old and 11 year old with us and they did it with no trouble, but they’ve also got a lot of hiking experience. Will absolutely do this one again!

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Christian Urbina
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Brynna S
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Great trail, fairly easy, went on a Saturday at noon and only encountered 3/4 other people. Near the ascent to the ridge there are a few spots that you’ll need to climb. At the crest though there are still some patches that are deep snow, ice, and mud. Really wonderful in the winter, but I imagine doing this in the middle of the day in the summer would be brutal because there is not much shade.

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Marios Th.
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11th Jan. Spikes might be needed. Going down the three guns is quite challenging and not too rewarding so I would not go completely down again. Just proceed enough to enjoy the view and then go back to embudo again. Overall it is a nice hike but mostly on the embudo side.

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JimBob TB
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Due to operator error 3.9 miles on the out-going path were not recorded, the actual length of this hike was a total 10.4 miles

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Geneva Kouri
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Beautiful valley trail with some climbing spots. Very green. Once you get through the hills it opens into a beautiful view of the crest line

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Ryan Brown
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Great trail. I took some branches off of it and saw a couple of Coyote.

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Anthony Garland
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Dru Chappelle
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NO SHADE. It was like a hot trek through the desert on a horse with no name with blazing saddles.You have to hike uphill in the sand before you even start hiking another 1 mile uphill in the sand before you get anywhere a lil pretty.

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Mikhael Fi
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Hiked all the trails in the area. Lots of fun. Carry plenty of water.

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