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We hiked from Emory Pass to Sawyers Peak with no problems. There are a few dead falls over the trail, but nothing to stop us. Only one we had to go under, the rest we stepped over. The trail is still very usable and is marked with blazes and white diamond reflectors on the switchbacks. The grass and thorny brush have grown up and one must pay attention to follow the trail, but I have been on far worse and harder to follow.
Sad about the fire and blackened trees. However, as with most things in life there are upsides. The views are spectacular. The view from Sawyers Peak is 270 degrees of panorama. Only the western view is somewhat blocked by trees. I was last up there in 2012 before the fire and it has changed, but the views are to die for.

trail running
1 day ago

Lovely! Overcast and cold AF, perfect for a run. A bit of ice but easy to navigate. Lake is gorgeous and if we were better dressed we might have gone on to the peak. Don’t be a dumbass and forget your hat and gloves

Hiked this trail yesterday in about 2 hours. great trail, amazing views, not too rugged. As a local this is one of my favorite loops to do. In mid November the weather wasn't too cold yet. however early in the morning and closers to sunset could potentially be very cold this time of year.

mountain biking
1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

Very urban -- huge houses visible/nearby and lots of traffic noise on the entire trail, with the exception of two short stretches in canyons. Mostly flat with several very rocky, steep climbs.

2.8 miles if you miss the out & back at the far end of the loop.

I went well the 1.9 miles that’s shown for the trail. Well marked and then you are on your own scrambling up the rocks in what is water flow track from the Sandia’s.

Was our first natural hot spring and had a lovely time. At 2PM on a Wednesday, was one other group of people also there and one had just left, but more were on there way as we were departing at 3. Not too crowded. The 5 mile road in is indeed fit only for an SUV, but our Forrester did fine taking it slow and using the Xmode in the steeper ditches. Recent rain and mud would have made it impossible in our small SUV. Just make sure to budget enough time for the off-roading - took about an hour. From there, the gorgeous short hike and the reward of the spring were a perfect escape.

Great trail, beautiful vistas there are benches on the trail to give you a break and enjoy the views.
Yes take water and a camera you will use them both, looking forward to the church rock Hike next. Easy access and parking.

Nice scenery but way too many bikers. I went out on this loop with my dog. Nice views of the foothills and of ABQ the other way. But I am not exaggerating that at least 10 bikers passed us by. None of he mused any bells, some yelled out when they were close. So I was constantly moving off Trail and trying to pull my dog out of the way. This might be a nice hike to take a visitor on because it’s pretty easy and not much elevation gain. But for myself I doubt I’ll do it again.

hiking
4 days ago

Wow. Absolutely beautiful. Climb to top not too difficult but involved some pulling up over rock.

Great place to take your dog and let them run around. Also beautiful sunsets and you can ride sleds

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago