8 miles
Distance
2,639 ft
Climb
-1,068 ft
Descent
01:53:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of King of the Mountain Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #22358 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Uphill Black (Most Difficult)
Downhill Blue (Intermediate)
Up - Beginning at the base of the Ski Area, this route uses either Mule Deer or the Competition Loop and then Falcon Ridge in its first two mile ascent. The trail splits at the 9160 foot mark and then climbs an additional 5.5 miles to the Peak
Down - Descending from the top of Chair #1 , the trail intersects Falcon Ridge at 5.5 miles. Riders turn right on Falcon Ridge and return to the Base Area via Golden Eagle.

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Local Trail Association
More Stats for King of the Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,571 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,706 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,278 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,706 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,278 ft
  • Grade
    3.964%
  • Grade max
    -27.891%
  • Grade min
    40.036%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,943 ft
  • Avg time
    01:53:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:20
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Status:
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 65 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 22, 2012 @ 10:34pm
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag skelldify (Nov 18, 2016 at 7:29)
       There's nothing really challenging about this trail in either direction, other than a little rock garden here and there. Just be prepared to do more switchbacks than you've ever done on one trail in your life.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag schmeena (Oct 2, 2018 at 0:11)
       Agreed. Definitely does not earn the black diamond rating.
      [Reply]

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