2,169 ft
239 ft
-13 ft
Avg time
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Cienega Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Cienega trail is a significant trail that climbs all the way to the intersection with the South Crest trail. However, only a short portion of it lies outside of the Wilderness area. This rideable section is good mostly as a connector from the Cienega Picnic Area to the Faulty Trail. It is a short steep climb alongside a small seasonal creek, but it is somewhat difficult to find the entry to the trail from the paved access road, as the trailhead is primarily a maze of paved paths leading to various picnic grounds. In general, follow the large white arrows posted at the trailhead.

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 Cienega bike trail
  • Altitude change
    226 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,496 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,721 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,721 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,956 ft
  • Distance down
    149 ft
  • Distance flat
    65 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Aug 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Aug 9, 2018
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