10-K Trail

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103

10-K Trail

10-K Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A loop day hike into the northern section of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. The 10-K Trail got its name because it roughly follows the 10,000-foot elevation contour along the east side of the Sandias. The huge cleared strip was the initial work of a large scenic highway that was planned to run along much of Sandia Crest.

Fortunately the plan was killed before it was completed, even though the builders had already cleared an ugly swath several miles long through the forest. The first part of the hike passes through dense forests of aspen, spruce, and Douglas-fir. Most of the return loop follows the crest, with spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond."

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Trail Information

Albuquerque
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.9
Distance
1,078 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Dirt path
Terrain
Moderate
Skill Level
4–5 hours
Duration
Mid-May through October
Season
9,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,678 feet
Top Elevation
Views
Features
Cibola National Forest, 11776 Hwy. 337, Tijeras, NM 87059; (505) 281-3304; www.fs.usda.gov/cibola
Local Contacts
Sandia Mountain Wilderness; Cibola National Forest–Sandia District; Sandia Crest 7.5-minute USGS quad
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018