Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Ellis - 10K Loop Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Id H10485
Last Update 2020-06-29 12:54:02.0
Hike Class C
Hike Miles 4.9
Minimum Elevation 9650
Elevation Gain 645
Total Uphill 850
Total Downhill 850
Avg Grade 8 %
Route Type CW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 60
Drive Time Oneway 1:00
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (4.0 by 2 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights Beautiful foliage color on the Ellis segment in the fall.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque go east on I-40 to the SR 14 exit and go north to Cedar Crest. At SR 536 turn left and go up the crest road 11.7 miles to The Ellis Trailhead PARK on your left. A three dollar fee or Golden Age Pass is required.

Actual Hike From PARK (0.0 mi) go north, crossing the highway. The hike follows the cutting for a road intended to go to the Sandia North Peak area. The road was never completed. The trail intersects the 10 K TRAIL after up and down travel. Turn right onto the 10K trail which goes down steeply to OSHA (2.2 mi). Do not take that downward trail. The 10K trail goes south with a number of ascents and descents until 10K PARKING (4.3 mi). Cross the road and take the footbridge. After ascending the rise leave the 10K Trail and take the trail upward. The trail will continue to rise until Ellis parking is reached.

Comments A good hot summer hike. Some foliage color on the Ellis segment in the fall.

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PARK: N35 12.506, W106 26.452
ELLIS-10K INT: N35 14.059, W106 26.857
OSHA: N35 13.957, W106 26.653
10K PARKING: N35 12.594, W106 26.138

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Text Author Dick Brown
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