6 miles
1,613 ft
-1,649 ft
1 miles
High Point
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South Faulty Details

  • Riding area
    Sandia Mountain East Side Trails
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

South Faulty borders on blue and black on its difficulty, but I gave it black, basically because of the climbing difficulty and length. There are some really tough sections that can be very challenging and tough to not hike. The further south you get, past Armijo, you have to start watching out because it gets harder to stay out of wilderness areas. Trails you might take to the north from Faulty will be wilderness, so no bikes allowed. For bikers, it's probably best to stay north of Armijo on Faulty, but there's still some good stuff down here if you want to do an out and back.

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More Stats for South Faulty mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -36 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,477 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,204 ft
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on Oct 31, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to south-faulty trailhead (35.141402, -106.389810)
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South Faulty Trail Reports

Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:07pm
Oct 31, 2017
several down trees on faulty
Oct 8, 2017 @ 9:18am
Oct 8, 2017
Few downed trees between Oso Corridor and Armijo.
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May 23, 2017 @ 6:42pm
May 23, 2017
| 1 comments South Faulty, Albuquerque
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May 15, 2017 @ 11:08am
May 15, 2017
South Faulty, My City

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