The Ultimate Day in Albuquerque for the Adventurer
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
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.”
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.”
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.