Three Gun Spring Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Three Gun Spring Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Up and down from Tijeras Canyon - going down into Albuquerque, from Albuquerque city parking- it's mostly up. It's basically a granite trail with fine granite gravel. It can be slippery others say to use poles-but good gripping shoes are better.

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8 days ago

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16 days ago

Went past three gun and kept going to Oso pass. Really good hike, leaning towards difficult last mile to big 4 point trail intersection at Oso pass. Took a little longer than I expected, and because of that, had to break out the rain ponchos due to late afternoon thunder shower. Take lots of water, I nearly drained 3 liters and it didn't get above 85 on our hike. shade once you go up a ways. Spectacular views of west cliff faces, have fun!

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23 days ago

2 months ago

I did this on 2017 Father's Day with my family! Beautiful views at the end!

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail but unless its done early in the morning is can get really hot! There is very little shade for the first couple of miles until you start to ascend into the tree line. Take lots of water and sunscreen.

2 months ago

One of my ABQ favorites!

2 months ago

My guess was that it was "closed" for construction that must happen during the day (saw some equipment). We went at 5:30pm on June 7 and seemed pretty open to us....

hiking
2 months ago

On June 7 in the late afternoon, the last road segment to the trailhead was blocked with signs "Road Closed" and "Trail Closed". Does anybody know why the trail is closed, an estimate of how long the trail will remain closed, or -- short of driving to Carnuel -- how to confirm that that it is re-opened?

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trail. Crusher-fine under foot. Very open with little shade, so go super early or avoid summer months. Steady climb all the way to the turn around

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3 months ago

Nice trail on well maintained gravel most of the way. Uphill is tougher than expected, but very nice. Fairly private with very little traffic during a weekday. Really liked this trail and the views.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

It's not a bad trail, definitely tougher than I expected. It's a steady incline from the trail head to the end point (Embudo crossing). There is no water along the way, so make sure to bring enough.

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