2 miles
292 ft
-721 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 10K South Trail

10K South Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
    #16018 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -428 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,872 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,444 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,445 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    336 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 9, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 10k-south trailhead (35.205935, -106.432264)
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10K South Trail Reports

Aug 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Aug 9, 2018
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