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Albuquerque Outdoors: The Eye of the Sandias

The Albuquerque Open Space is unlike pretty much anywhere else i’ve hiked.

The trails are marked, but only infrequently with signs, no blazes. Beautiful southwestern scenery and lots of loose gravel to hike up and down. I can see how so many people get lost in the foothills each year. I followed the Open Trails route, but would highly suggest downloading the route so you don’t get lost.

Without spoiling too much, the trail totals about 4 miles, with ~1500ft elevation gain. It’s a loop, but like I said, play it safe with routes. Bring plenty of water, some snacks, and prepare to be dazzled by “The Eye”.

Also, make sure your dog is happy and taken care of!

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  1. Marlee!

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