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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Spanning from Embudito Trailhead on the South to the Sandia Tram Base on the North, the North Foothills are the tamer, more gradual, easier to navigate, and smoother cousin to the South Foothills. In general the North Foothills are more beginner friendly. Multiple trailheads access this area, some areas provide free parking and others require a fee.

      Take note of the parking lot hours as will/may lock you in depending on who is patrolling at the time. Do not leave valuables in plane view inside the vehicle.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: North Foothills
      Embudito Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Embudito Trailhead, Michael C. Emery Trailhead, Elena Gallegos Picnic Area (fee), Sandia Peak Tram (fee)
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 8
      • 7
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 1, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      AMBA
      (www.ambanm.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #860
      State Ranking
      #5
      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      5,068 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,256 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,203 ft
      Reports
      102
      Photos
      64
      Ridden Counter
      1,691

      Popular Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 6 rides
      • 14.8 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 45 rides
      • 16.5 km avg distance

      Photos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      trail: 230
      2 |
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      trail: 230
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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      trail: 230
      4 |
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 7:25pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      trail: 341
      12 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Sep 8, 2019

      Videos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      Sandia Foothills: Climb out of Michael Emeroy...
      trail: Dirt Road
      10 | Sep 22, 2019 , Albuquerque
      Sandia Foothills: Trail 505 Northbound...
      trail: 505
      6:58 | 10 | Sep 21, 2019 , Albuquerque

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1470826BigironduderiddentrailTramway Trail and 1 more
      Nov 18, 2019 @ 3:54pm
      2 days
      user #298232ericfoltzaddphoto in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States and 1 more
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      user #298232ericfoltzvotetrail366 and 2 more
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:44pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      user #1470826Bigironduderiddentrail305A
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Oct 23, 2019
      user #298232ericfoltzcheckintrail230A
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Oct 18, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1934985mdubuquetrailDirt RoadNot the most exciting route but it will get...
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 5:01pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #1934985mdubuquetrail505Fun/newish trail that provides another way to...
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:44am
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1577893Thislonelywanderertrail305AElena Gallegos has some of the...
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:14pm
      Jul 8, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sandia Peak Ski & Tram 3 8 4 13.2 km
      Sandia Mountain East Side Trails 7 7 43.6 km
      Sandia Foothills - South 8 16 1 16 km
      Gutierrez Canyon Mine Open Space 3 6 17.2 km
      Golden Open Space 5 210 km

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