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7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,881' 573 m
Descent: -288' -88 m
High: 10,269' 3,130 m
Low: 8,676' 2,645 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by LeeAB Brinckerhoff

A long singletrack climb or descent through the ski area with several technical challenges.

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Description

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.

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May 18, 2018
Aaron Reilly

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  3.1 from 7 votes

#8

in Sandia Park

#14766

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#8

in Sandia Park

#343

in New Mexico

#14,766

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As long as you're not going as hard as you can (I've raced it), this is really quite pleasant and pretty fun. Some rooty switchbacks and a couple of steep, rocky downhill section make it interesting. However, I was surprised at how many riders were going down it. Some of them not too psyched to pull over for us. I mean... it's CALLED "King of the Mountain"! Nobody earns that title by going DOWN! Aug 31, 2015
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Ride this trail once and you'll double the number of switchbacks you've ridden in your life. There are a couple interesting spots, but generally it's just a grind that I only do out of necessity when trying to make a loop with the better trails on the mountain. Sep 8, 2015

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