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Falcon Ridge - Golden Eagle - Sandia Peak

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Single trail up or down beginning at the base of the ski area. Hard ~ 10 mile, 2000 ft climb from 8300ft. Lots of switch backs with some small technical up and down hill sections. Mainly firm dirt with some fun rocky sections. Ok for beginners with a bit of motivation to get to the top. Very scenic with beautiful outlooks across New Mexico, well worth the ride up to the top or take chair lift and ride down via same way or via Golden Eagle. Partly tree covered with lots of shady areas to rest. Was the perfect weather for riding in June.
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Latitude
35.20607492223198
Longitude
-106.41254425048828
Trail Directions
From Sante Fe, head sound down I25, then left down #14 into Tijeras and follow signs to Sandia Peak ski area. Park at base of chair lifts. From Albuquerque, head east out of town for Tijeras and then as above.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Albuquerque
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: smrtdhr8cer ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Not a bad trail going down. Some really tight switchbacks and lots of rock gardens. This trail is nice, because it's difficulty depends on how fast you take it. You can go fairly balls-out the entire way, and feel like you've ridden a pro-level cross country/downhill course.

Recommended Route:
TAKE SKI LIFT!!! I cannot emphasise this enough! Especially when you have a full suspension, the ski lift is your best friend. If you really want to be a cross country freak, you can ride up Mountain King, but I wouldn't recommend it.



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Review Date
October 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Joe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great long climb if you're up for it. Not too technical though there are a couple of spots where many have to walk on the way up. Nice, fast downhill.

Recommended Route:
Up the King of the Mountain trail and down Golden Eagle

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Otero Canyon, Cedro Peak area



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Review Date
August 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: phlbbbbbbbbbbt ,  Cross Country Rider , from Albuquerque, NM

Summary:
This is a good begginner to intermediate trail network - but for those who are either acclimatized or in decent physical shape. Not realy technical, although some of the turns can be challenging to a beginner who doesn't have control.

one way traffic in some places tends to keep things safer.

definately a trail system for those who don't want to get out into terrain not so well marked or have to rely on a map. Views are good and this is a good place to ride aftert work when all the other trails are very hot.

Recommended Route:
climbing is a must. These trails are not that challenging if you are in decent shape. There are chair rides for flatlanders on invalids....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bosque, Maze, 4 hills, South Foothills



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