Embudito Canyon Hike
In Sandia Mountain West Region
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:03:32.0|
|Avg Grade||15 %|
|Drive Miles Round Trip||20|
|Drive Time Oneway||0:15|
|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 A challenging hike, with sandstone formations, wildflowers, views of Embudito Canyon and the city.
Cautions Steep with little pebbles, so hiking poles recommended.
Trailhead Directions East on Montgomery past Tramway, north on Glenwood Hills, east on Trailhead Rd. PARK (0.0 mi) at the end of the road.
Actual Hike Hike eastward toward base of canyon on Embudito Tr. 192. The trail turns north to follow the southern slope south-easterly. The canyon starts out wide and covered with tall cholla. Then it turns to the south and then back to the east again. As it does it becomes very narrow and is faced with very steep and smooth rocks. After the WASH (2.2 mi), the canyon becomes shaded. Go as far as OSOPASS (3.9 mi), have lunch, and return the way you came.
Comments Be sure to bring your hiking sticks for stability coming down the trail. The upper part of Embudito Canyon is beautiful, with large trees. Once you leave the trees, the trail is sunny and dry.
Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic
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PARK: N 35 08.161, W 106 28.922
WASH: N 35 08.033, W 106 27.466
OSOPASS: N 35 07.064, W 106 26.593
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GPX:WayTrack, 25Sep10, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant
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|Text Author||Roger Holloway|
|Map Author||Marilyn Warrant|
|Waypoints Author||Marilyn Warrant|
|Track Author||Marilyn Warrant|