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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, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.9 mi Elevation gain 3,280 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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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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HikingIcyMuddyNo shadeRockyScrambleSnow

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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Geneva Kouri
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HikingBugs

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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Peter Just
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Nice hike out of a neighborhood with a gradual elevation climb to wonderful vista's of the city and backcountry. Snow was mostly melted off today.

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Mike Anderson
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LPT: As you go into the canyon, stay on the North or left side for the easier way through the rocks. This is dog friendly. Make sure and look for the trail leaving the wash as you leave the big rocks, otherwise you will be walking in stand. When you catch the trail on the South side, you will then see the Embudo Horse Bypass coming in from the South or right. If you do an out and back, come back on this trail for a change. It will take you above the rocks with a good view. Once you get to the west end of the ridgeline, turn north and drop down to the trail you came in. on.

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Myke Petersen
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Not the prettiest place in the world, but it's quiet and very interesting. Always something to enjoy. I love the massive rocks & the bright moss, beautiful dessert foliage & fall colors in the canyon. We did some geo-caching here with the kids too. 2 were duds but one was a good little cache. But really it's fun to just treasure hunt

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Yolanda Baca
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Very nice in canyon

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Isabelle Ken Bancroft
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My first hike in New Mexico i enjoyed very much I saw a long Snake

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