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backpacking
11 hours ago

Not for beginners. Lots of loose rocks, downed trees, and a steady incline the entire way up and down. We found it helpful to have a map or use the map in this app as it was sometimes confusing if we were on the real trail or not.
As someone who typically lives around 200ft above sea-level, the altitude definitely made the hike more of a challenge as well.
We brought our packs and slept overnight on the plateau. The views from the top made the hard hike well worth it. Amazing views! Pack a jacket though as the wind gets intense through the night.
Well worth the adventure.

mountain biking
17 hours ago

hiking
18 hours ago

Great hike! You can see the Valle Grande once on top of the mountain. Towards the top my girlfriend and I saw elk.

hiking
21 hours ago

Nice easy trail, great for the whole family.

Beautiful trail. I found Porcinis and wild strawberries multiple places along the trail. The view of Jicarita at the end was very nice. Plenty of water along the way for dogs. I went on a Monday and didn't see anyone else the entire hike. More of a moderate than a difficult but the elevation is high so maybe difficult if you're from lower elevation. It was very muddy due to monsoon.

hiking
1 day ago

loved this trail. they have a mid point sign which is lovely. wonderful views. only one part where we thought we had to go through a boulder field, which we did not.

Toughest 1 mile I have hiked. The amazing view at the end was worth it! keep your eyes open for elk, turkey, and horny toads.

hiking
1 day ago

This is definitely one of my favorite trails in the Sandías! The way up is quite the workout but the views are worth it for sure! And there's plenty of pretty and shady spots to take breaks along the way. It took us exactly two hours to get to the top, including several breaks, and about an hour to get back down.

This Sunday we could not access the trail head from the Glorieta Conference Center; gate closed. will have to access from trail head for trail #175 at coordinates
Latitude 35.633302429522054
Longitude -105.8587646484375
NF road 79.

hiking
1 day ago

great little walk for my two and 3 yr old

Pretty lake at the end of the hike. It's worth hiking to a cliff overlooking the lake to get an overall view.