Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

El Cerro de Los Lunas - Bowl Hike
In Los Lunas Region

Hike Id H10532
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:32.0
Hike Class A
Hike Miles 3.5
Minimum Elevation 5204
Elevation Gain 230
Total Uphill 420
Total Downhill 420
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type Lollypop
Drive Miles Round Trip 60
Drive Time Oneway 1:25
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (5.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 13
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
GPS Recommended Yes

Highlights Interesting rock formations on three sides of Bowl. Wildflowers in season. Views to North and West not usually seen.

Trailhead Directions South on I-25 to Los Lunas. West on State 6 about 4 miles (just beyond mile marker 30) to trail head parking. Left into parking lot. Both parking area and entrance have good signs for the public.

Actual Hike Los Lunas Open Space has several good trail markers in this space. Most waypoints are at these markers. From parking lot PARK follow graveled road to RIGHT TURN, cross blocked drainage to MAP BOARD, examine rules of Los Lunas open space and continue West and South past trailhead marked Overlook to trailhead on right marked Bowl, RIGHT. Follow trail on old road to LEFT 1 (Marker present) then on foot trail through Bowl (some elevation change on this section) to trail marker LEFT 2. Hike leaves Los Lunas Bowl trail at this point to cross over blocked drainage to ROAD. Make left at ROAD and return on this road to graveled road and parking lot.

Comments This is a good replacement hike when a winter hike has to be canceled due to road conditions North, East, or West out of Albuquerque.

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PARK N 34 49.357, W 106 48.695
RIGHT TURN N 34 48.968, W 106 48.235
MAP BOARD N 34 48.942, W 106 48.229
RIGHT N 34 48.618, W 106 48.317
LEFT 1 N 34 48.530, W 106 48.338
LEFT 2 N 34 48.623, W 106 48.105
ROAD N 34 48.628, W 106 48.133

GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:WayTrack, 18Dec13, Garmin, Ken Smith

Text Author Theodore (Ted) Cooley
Map Author Ken Smith
Waypoints Author Ken Smith
Track Author Ken Smith
Maintainer Theodore (Ted) Cooley