2.1 miles
293 ft
-821 ft
1.9 miles
High Point
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10K South Details

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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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 southern portion of 10K is less heavily trafficked by hikers than the northern portion. It is a challenging trail, with several steep, rooty, rocky climbs and descents, but is less difficult than the northern portion. 10K South trends mostly downhill (heading north to south) until it reaches the intersection with the Wilderness boundary and the very difficult Tree Spring Trail. Be aware that 10K South also intersects the KOM and Golden Eagle trails on the the Sandia Ski Area property, though the intersections are marked.

Access Info

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

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More Stats for 10K South mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -528 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.8 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.9 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.8 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,398 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    500 ft
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