1.8 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-603 ft
Descent
00:20:15
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 10K South Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

10K South Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #39939 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #39306 in Trail Running
    • #27311 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 80 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 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 10K South mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -451 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,420 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,891 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,439 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -52.2%
  • Grade min
    19%
  • Distance climb
    2,881 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    558 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:25
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 151 rides
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      Jun 17, 2020 @ 8:02pm
      Jun 17, 2020

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