Ellis Trail links the 10K Trail back to the Ellis trailhead at the Sandia Crest Road. It is a bi-directional, multi-use trail but typically is lightly trafficked by hikers. The trail climbs consistently from north to south in a punchy, stair step manner, and typically inhabits a clearing along its length. It is doubtful anyone’s favorite trail, as it is a strenuous unrewarding climb and a straightforward and uneventful descent. It is an effective (and the only) non-wilderness connector trail from 10K back to other system trails.
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 Ellis mountain bike trail
Altitude change471 ft
Altitude min9,805 ft
Altitude max10,276 ft
Altitude start9,805 ft
Altitude end10,276 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2,263 ft
Distance flat851 ft
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