2 miles
430 ft
-596 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 10K North Trail

10K North Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

10K Trail is one continuous bi-directional, multi-use trail that is split by its crossing of the Sandia Crest Road. True to its name, the 10K trail roughly tracks the 10,000’ elevation mark as it traverses from north to south. The northern portion of 10K is more heavily trafficked by hikers than the southern portion, and is a challenging, physical trail with several very steep, rooty, rocky climbs and descents. The trail is, however, quite wide and provides many line choices as it descends down towards the Wilderness boundary. At this point, 10K turns sharply upward towards its intersection with the Ellis Trail.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads, all official parking areas are paid ($3) but there are several pullouts along the road where one can avoid paying.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 10K North bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -167 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,657 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,038 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,968 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,801 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,533 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    533 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 13, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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10K North Trail Reports

Oct 13, 2018 @ 6:44pm
Oct 13, 2018
hit it!
Oct 8, 2017 @ 4:40pm
Oct 8, 2017
One tree down, otherwise great conditions
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