6 miles
Distance
1,613 ft
Climb
-1,649 ft
Descent
02:08:26
Avg time
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South Faulty Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Mountain East Side Trails
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #16998 in Mountain Biking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -36 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,445 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,869 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,477 ft
  • Grade
    -0.121%
  • Grade max
    -38.016%
  • Grade min
    42.699%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,204 ft
  • Avg time
    02:08:26
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Status:
on Nov 9, 2018
Variable
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
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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
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      South Faulty Trail Reports

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      Nov 9, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Nov 9, 2018
      Several downed trees, including a tree that took out several surrounding trees. Tried to clear a few, but still many to go
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:09pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Clear except one tree down north of Horse bypass upper
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:28am
      Jun 18, 2018
      https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd583470.pdf
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:07pm
      Oct 31, 2017
      several down trees on faulty
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 4 rides
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      Jun 20, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Jun 20, 2018
      South Faulty, Albuquerque
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      May 23, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      May 23, 2017
      | 1 comments South Faulty, Albuquerque
      33 |
      May 15, 2017 @ 11:08am
      May 15, 2017
      South Faulty, My City

      Routes with this trail

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      Sandia Top to Bottom with Armijo
      15 miles

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