2 miles
Distance
430 ft
Climb
-596 ft
Descent
00:38:43
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
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • Global Ranking
    #9008 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
    -1.52%
  • Grade max
    -28.085%
  • Grade min
    22.176%
  • Distance climb
    4,533 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    533 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:43
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2018
Dry
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
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      10K North Trail Reports

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      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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