Sandia Crest Road

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87187

Sandia Crest Road

Sandia Crest Road Professional Review and Guide

"The Sandia Crest Road is a scenic and challenging ride on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. The ride takes bikers to the highest point of the Sandia Mountains, meaning there is a significant amount of elevation gain on the ride up followed by a fast and fun descent.

The Sandia Crest Road bike ride tops out at 10,640 feet. This challenging but scenic climb to the highest point of the Sandia Mountains. The starting point for this ride offers riders over 4,000 feet of elevation gain, so get ready to work
those thighs out. The descent is the highlight of the ride, and the scenery on the way down is not to be missed."

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Trail Information

Albuquerque
Nearby City
23.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Riding Time
Cibola National Forest—Sandia Ranger District, 11776 Hwy. 337, Tijeras 87059; (505) 281-3304; www.fs.usda.gov/main/cibola/home
Local Contacts
USGS Sandia Crest; road map available at the Sandia Ranger District visitor center
Local Maps

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Jul 2018