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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Radar Time
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Ski Area - Sometimes lift served, mostly not. Two trails, one green one blue/black. Green is one way downhill.

      There are other unofficial downhill trails on this mountain.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Ellis Trailhead google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 16, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      5,331 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,255 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,631 ft
      Reports
      22
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      1,042

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Sandia Peak Ski & Tram Mountain Bike

      trail: Bill Spring
      21 |
      Oct 30, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Oct 30, 2020
      trail: Challenge
      12 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 9:42pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      trail: Challenge
      11 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 9:42pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      57 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 11:21am
      Jul 3, 2020

      Videos of Sandia Peak Ski & Tram Mountain Bike

      short clip
      0:44 | 340 | Oct 7, 2015
      Sandia Peak Ski Area
      19:52 | 554 | Nov 27, 2009
      Traumatizing Hikers in the Sandias
      7:26 | 100 | Nov 17, 2019 , Albuquerque

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1892622SkyManateewishlisttrail10K South
      Dec 20, 2020 @ 12:28am
      Dec 20, 2020
      user #538763crice666riddentrailKing of the Mountain
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 8:52pm
      Dec 15, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybriddentrailGolden Eagle - Sandia Peak
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybcommenttrailGolden Eagle - Sandia Peak
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2419979bikermikerz12commenttrailKing of the Mountain
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 8:10pm
      Nov 13, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2503298mckaybtrailGolden Eagle - Sandia PeakFun trail with lots of switchbacks that...
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2419979bikermikerz12trailKing of the MountainSwitch. Backs. Not very steep, but it has it's...
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 8:10pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      user #2350248LvovskytrailGolden Eagle - Sandia PeakFirst time on this trail and first season on...
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 8:57pm
      Aug 29, 2020
      user #1424592gerrygadgettrailGolden Eagle - Sandia PeakMore blue than green. Some hidden drops and...
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 11:47am
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #1566017holymolymagdatrailKing of the Mountainsteepness of a trail does affect the rating...
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 3:31pm
      Jul 1, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sandia Mountain East Side Trails 10 18 82.8 km
      Sandia Foothills - North 12 7 3 13.2 km
      Gutierrez Canyon Open Space 4 7 16.9 km
      Golden Open Space 5 36.9 km
      Placitas 2 547.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1120 miles5,331 ft11 miles3,255 ft
      #4,087#1,866232211,096
      Hike1120 miles5,331 ft11 miles3,255 ft
      #3,538#1,74022122
      Trail Running1120 miles5,331 ft11 miles3,255 ft
      #3,538#1,7382210
      Horse55 miles1,463 ft4 miles3,255 ft
      #156#12061
      Snowshoe22 miles535 ft2 miles344 ft
      #29613
      Nordic Ski22 miles535 ft2 miles344 ft
      #55572
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      • Admins: AMBA, schmeena
      • #5300 - 3,648 views
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