Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Embudo Foothills Loop Hike
In Sandia Mountain West Region

Hike Id H10118
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:36.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.6
Minimum Elevation 5970
Elevation Gain 420
Total Uphill 550
Total Downhill 550
Avg Grade 6 %
Route Type CW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 20
Drive Time Oneway 0:25
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights Views of the city and the Sandias; wildflowers in season.

Trailhead Directions In Albuquerque take Tramway to Indian School and go east to the gate and PARK (0.0 mi) on the right in the small parking area before the gate.

Actual Hike A trail starts from PARK (0.0 mi) and goes south to a round wooden post and fence pass through after about 100 feet. Go through the PASSTHRU (0.0 mi) and head east up the hill to TRL365A (0.1 mi) after about 300 feet. Take the trail to the right, rather than straight up. This trail circles around the side of the small peak to the Saddle where you join TRL365 (0.6 mi). Bear right and then go south on this trail. The trail runs south for about 2 miles along the eastern side of a ridge, meandering up and down and continues to where it switchbacks down, flattens out and arrives at LEAVE (2.6 mi). Turn right and go for about 200 feet to RIGHT (2.7 mi). Turn right again and head back north. Go left at a branch LEFT (2.8 mi). At 400-375 (3.1 mi) the trail to the Copper street trailhead is crossed. The trail now becomes Trail 401. At CONCRETE (3.3 mi) be sure to keep to the east of the concrete lined arroyo. At this point the Trail 401 signs stop and an area of many trails is entered. The objective is to get to the point JOIN (3.9 mi) and many left and right turns will be required to reach that goal. Then continue north until you arrive back at the PASSTHRU.

Comments By going for the backyards after CONCRETE many barking dogs can be enjoyed.

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PARK: N 35 05.925, W 106 28.879
PASSTHRU: N 35 05.901, W 106 28.888
TRL365A: N 35 05.874, W 106 28.839
TRL365: N 35 05.661, W 106 28.491
LEAVE: N 35 04.415, W 106 28.876
RIGHT: N 35 04.427, W 106 28.929
LEFT: N 35 04.503, W 106 28.914
400-375: N 35 04.764, W 106 28.939
CONCRETE: N 35 04.911, W 106 28.959
JOIN: N 35 05.365, W 106 28.753

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GPX:WayTrack, 06Sep10, Garmin, Dick Brown

Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer Tom Dieterle