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The Ultimate Day in Albuquerque for the Adventurer

Maggie Kelly of Stone Age Climbing Gym shares her Ultimate Day in Albuquerque for the Adventurer

The Ultimate Day in Albuquerque for the Adventurer

About Maggie

Maggie is the manager at Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque.

Here, she shares her favorite hiking, climbing, and downhill mountain biking spots with Visit Albuquerque, all to package up her recommendations for The Ultimate Day in Albuquerque for the Adventurer.

A Caffeine and Adrenaline-Driven Sunrise

“I'd say to start your adventure-focused day by hitting up Humble Coffee on the way to the Sandia Peak Tramway for a morning latte.

Then, park at the Sandia Peak Tramway parking lot with climbing gear, mountain bike, and a raft or kayak, so you can catch the tram to the crest with climbing gear and mountain bike in hand.”

The Tram

Hiking and Climbing

“Hike out across the Crest Trail to the Upper La Luz Trail and make sure to catch a few morning views of the waking city down below. After, start the ascent up Estralita, a 5.8 trad route in Upper La Cueva Canyon.”

Hiking the Sandias

Downhill Mountain Biking

“From Upper La Cueva Canyon, head back to the tram station and jump on the bike for an awesome downhill mountain bike ride in the Sandia Peak Ski area bike trails. You can catch the lift back up to the tram and take the tram back down to the city.” Mountain biking here and in the surrounding areas is accessible only in the summer and fall season.

Beers and a River Float for Sunset

“After you've worked up a sweat, stop by Bosque Brewing Company for a growler to take to the Rio Grande and grab a quick but delicious bite to eat. After, pack the car and head to the Alameda Open Space.

With friends and a refreshing drink in tow, you can take a nice float down the Rio Grande and enjoy the leisure sights of wildlife in the Bosque.”

The Rio Grande