Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Three Gun Spring to Oso Pass Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Id H10697
Last Update 2019-11-03 10:29:53.0
Hike Class E
Hike Miles 8.5
Minimum Elevation 6325
Elevation Gain 2115
Total Uphill 2650
Total Downhill 2650
Avg Grade 14 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 35
Drive Time Oneway 0:35
Hiking Seasons Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Trailhead Directions I-40 east to Carnuel exit 170, which is the first exit past Tramway, onto old Rte 66, now SR 333. East 1.5 miles to MONTICELLO Drive on left, Whittier is on right. Follow Monticello Drive thru Monticello subdivision, then left on Allegre St., 522, to the end, then north on Siempre Verde, bearing right on Tres Pistolas, and dead-ending in a cul-de-sac parking area at the mouth of the arroyo and PARK (0.0 mi).

Actual Hike Shortly after leaving the parking area, take the left option at GOWEST (0.1 mi). You'll pass the intersection with the HAWKWATCH (0.5 mi) trail and the short spur TOSPRING (1.5 mi) to 3GUNSPRING (1.7 mi). The trail follows quite steeply in a generally north direction, with a few switch backs up to the intersection with the EMBUDO (2.6 mi) trail. Continue north enjoying the views all the way to OSO PASS (4.3 mi). Return the way you came.

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MONTICELLO N35 03.933 W106 26.495 0.00 ft

PARK: N35 04.577, W106 26.648
GOWEST: N35 04.617, W106 26.652 (0.1 mi)
HAWKWATCH: N35 04.960, W106 26.614 (0.5 mi)
TOSPRING: N35 05.805, W106 26.427 (1.5 mi)
3GUNSPRING: N35 05.905, W106 26.370 (1.7 mi)
EMBUDO: N35 06.210, W106 26.554 (2.6 mi)
OSOPASS: N35 07.064, W106 26.593 (4.3 mi)

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GPX:WayTrack, 03Nov19, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

Text Author Nan Burke
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Marilyn Warrant
Track Author Marilyn Warrant
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