Embudo Canyon Trail to Three Gun Spring Trail

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Embudo Canyon Trail to Three Gun Spring Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,358 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Good trail! Doesn’t make it to three guns trailhead though. Definitely taking it farther next time

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bugs
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1 month ago

So many bugs, my goodness. I frequently feared to stop moving because that's when the bugs would swarm me.

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2 months ago

This is a very exposed trail. Go very early in morning during summer - this is a very hot hike. You can extend the hike to Oso Pass or South Sandia Peak. The Whitewash Trail is an option for a loop. Whitewash does not get much use and is easy to lose the trail.

3 months ago

find a good overcast day for this hike if it is summer, otherwise it is scorcher. the alltrails right up suggest going further up the Ridgeline closer to where Tres Pistolas trail comes in as the end of this hike, I would argue that the hike has a good turnaround point when you reach the first Ridgeline. I would also go east on the horse bypass, avoiding the rocks, on the way up and then come back through the rocks on the way back to the parking lot or west.

2 1/2 hours up with some longer pauses due to getting used to the altitude. Really nice views all the way up and at the top where this trail meets a few others (make sure to go all the way to the post/juncture; the trail in the app didn’t go all the way here). Half hour stop at the top. 1 1/2 hours down, pretty simple. Some parts of the trail were unclear, but we just went whichever way forward worked and then caught up with the trail.

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snow
7 months ago

Did this on 1/20. Very pretty trail, great cacti and rocky vistas. It’s easy to lose the trail in the narrow part of the canyon (which is a little icy), but when in doubt it’s usually off to the left higher among the boulders. Afterward, there’s still a bunch of snow. It’s packed down and easy to walk through even without microspikes and gaiters until you get to the ridge. Then it’s deep and not packed down. I went a little bit of the way to Oso Pass but I kept sinking in up to my knees in snow so turned back. Very nice trail even in the winter!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Beautiful hike, amazing views!

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Last week I did the loop up Embudo, over on Three Gun Springs and down Whitewash. See my recording for the connector trail from Whitewash to the Embudo parking lot. This connector avoids the bottom part of Whitewash, which is steep and full of loose rock and gravel. Also note where it is easy to miss the left hand turn coming down Whitewash. There is another place to go wrong farther up Whitewash that looks like a Y on the way back. The key is to check in with the All Trails map and stay left.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Great hike, with some difficult sections last mile near top of trail. Went up to Three Gun trail. Fairly flat in that area, good spot for lunch break in the trees.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Wonderful trail in southern Sandias. Bit of a pitch toward the end.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Challenging hike, mostly due to not knowing where the trail was at times. Ended up climbing over boulders and backtracking several times. Otherwise, it was a beautiful and difficult climb.

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