Photos of Sandia Crest Trail

Distance: 26.9 miles Elevation Gain: 5,846 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash





wild flowers


historic site

2 months ago

loved backpacking this trail with my 3 friends. the trail is good but in a few places over grown with bushes, overall though well kept. we started on the north side in placitas and hiked 14 miles that day and camped the first night in between the towers and the tram. we refilled our water on the second day at the tram water fountain and hiked about 9 miles that day to get out to south peak which is where we wanted to camp. the third day was very short about 6 miles. this backpack could’ve been done in only one night and two days but we were just cruising so we did two nights and 3 days. i have even heard of people jogging or running the whole trail in a day!

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