Foothills North From Embudito Hike
In Sandia Mountain West Region
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:02:59.0|
|Avg Grade||5 %|
|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|
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
Map File Download it. Usually a larger image.
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
GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:WayTrack, 23Jun10, Garmin, Dick Brown
|Text Author||Dick Brown|
|Map Author||Marilyn Warrant|
|Waypoints Author||Dick Brown|
|Track Author||Dick Brown|