Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Foothills North From Embudito Hike
In Sandia Mountain West Region

Hike Id H10127
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:59.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 6.0
Minimum Elevation 6185
Elevation Gain 325
Total Uphill 460
Total Downhill 460
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type Lollypop
Drive Miles Round Trip 20
Drive Time Oneway 0:15
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (3.5 by 2 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
GPS Recommended Yes

Highlights A pleasant meandering hike in the foothills to the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area.

Trailhead Directions In Albuquerque from Tramway take Manitoba Drive. Manitoba is the first street north of Montgomery that goes east. Go east. This street is not exactly straightforward. It turns right at a T intersection, then left, then left at a T intersection, then right, then right, and finally there is Trailhead Road to the left. This road goes to the parking lot. PARK (0.0 mi) here.

Actual Hike Leave the parking lot at the north end and take the trail that goes east and down into the arroyo. The trail curves around to the north and passes by a number of million dollar homes snuggled up against the open space land. Go RIGHT (1.1 mi) at the Y. This trail meanders back and forth, up and down for over two miles before reaching Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. Have LUNCH (2.5 mi) here someplace. To go back, shortly after leaving the paved road take a RIGHT BACK (2.4 mi). It will be 2.5 miles back to parking.

Comments Most of this hike is on Albuquerque Open Space land.

© DeLorme. Topo North America ™ 9

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PARK: N 35 08.152, W 106 28.887
RIGHT: N 35 08.767, W 106 28.400
RIGHT BACK: N 35 09.706, W 106 28.186
LUNCH: N 35 09.770, W 106 28.222

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GPX:WayTrack, 23Jun10, Garmin, Dick Brown

Text Author Dick Brown
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Dick Brown
Maintainer John Rivers