2012 - Hiking in Sandia Mountains, New Mexico



Day Hiking trails around the Sandia Mountains of Albuquerque, both east and west sides


January 2012


Tramway, Embudito, Domingo Baca, and Old LaLuz trails


Febuary 2012


Embudo, Embudito, Domingo Baca, Three Gun Springs, Pino and Piedra Lisa trails



March 2012


Embudo and 365 Foothills trails



April 2012


Pino and Piedra Lisa trails



May 2012


Tree Spring, Tramway, Embudito, and Armijo-Faulty trails



June 2012


Cienega trail, Embudo trail, Tree Spring trail, The Crest trail (from the Tram station to Crest House) and The Crest trail (from the Crest House to Tree Spring overlook), 10K North trail, and an all-day adventure hiking down La Luz trail from the Tram station


Wildflowers in June at Sandia Crest


The Tram Station on top of Sandia Crest... viewed from the Kiwanis cabin, 1.8 miles away on the Crest Trail. In the background you can see the east side of the Sandias.


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Hiking Down La Luz - a 5+ hour adventure!

We arrived at the Tram station at 8:45am, bought tickets for the first flight up to the Crest at 9am, then started down.

Our group of able hikers headed down at 9:30am. The trail passes through 5 different climate zones, forest and boulder fields, for over 9 miles before ending at the Sonoran desert terrain at the bottom.

Giant spruce, and aspens


The spectacular views were more than we had imagined !!! We finished the hike in just over 5 hours and it was an adventure we will all never forget. I highly recommend this hike to anyone in good condition.


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Cienega and 10K Trails on the east side of Sandias



July 2012


Tree Spring Trail, Crest Trail, Pino Trail, South Crest-Faulty trails, and 10k South Trail



August 2012


North Crest trail, 10K trail South, and Tree Spring-Crest- Cienega Loop



September 2012


North Mystery trail and North Piedra Lisa trail



October 2012


Pino Trail



November 2012


No Hikes!



December 2012


No Hikes!