King of the Mountain

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  3.0 from 4 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #19 in the Albuquerque area
#173 in NM, #8,129 Overall
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Trail in the area near Sandia Heights,
“A long singletrack climb or descent through the ski area with several technical challenges.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on May 31, 2013
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7.411.9 milesKilometers 1,881’573 m Ascent 10,269’3,130 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -288’-88 m Descent 8,676’2,645 m Low 19% Max Grade (11°)
The lower bit of the trail is narrow, running through the grassy areas of the ski runs. As you climb you'll end up in the trees at the northern edge of the ski area where you'll be faced with many rock steps and roots. Higher up the trees change to aspens in spots and could be wonderful in the fall. Finally you come more out onto the ski runs again near the top. Once on top there are restrooms and a restaurant as well as spectacular views of Albuquerque from the crest.
Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office
Local Club: AMBA
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PHOTOS of King of the Mountain
  3.5 from 4 votes
Framed by trees rounding a switchback (Sandia Heights, NM)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Derek peddling grassy switchbacks in the lower portion of the climb (Sandia Heights, NM)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Trying to clear big rocks, roots and miss the tree. (Sandia Heights, NM)