2 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-603 ft
Descent
00:24:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 10K South Trail

10K South Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16018 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 55 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
More Stats for 10K South mountain bike 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 miles
  • Distance flat
    558 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:50
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Status:
on Jun 11, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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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
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      10K South Trail Reports

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      Jun 11, 2020 @ 1:12pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 1:48pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 7:40pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      all clear.
      May 23, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      May 23, 2019
      Lots of trees down still, almost all the way to the Tree Springs intersection. Small snow patches, but all rideable.
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 52 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 32 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 17, 2020 @ 8:02pm
      Jun 17, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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