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Mountain Biking in Albuquerque

Mountain bikers love the rolling terrain of the Sandia Mountain foothills, which have plenty of single tracks for biking, trail running and hiking. Several trails challenge mountain bikers with steep inclines and unique high-desert terrain, including large boulders and arroyos (dry washes). These trails are accessible via the Elena Gallegos Open Space on the northeast edge of the city. The foothills also offer an all-terrain park located in the Embudo Canyon Open Space, east of Tramway Boulevard on Indian School Road.

Easy Mountain Access

During the summer months, the Sandia Peak Ski Area offers 30 miles of downhill mountain trails. Choose from every level of trail, from novice to pro. For more information about Sandia Peak, please visit

For details on trailheads, parking locations and other mountain biking information in and around Albuquerque, check with the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division

The 28 easily-accessible Sandia Foothills multi-use trails are the best starting point for mountain biking in Albuquerque. Other great trails within 30 minutes of the city include Otero Canyon in the Manzano Mountains and select trails on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. 

A Weekend of Mountain Biking in ABQ

Albuquerque boasts easy access to a multitude of mountain biking trails both in Sandia Mountain foothills, Sandia Mountain trails and in mountains in the surrounding areas, making the city a true hub for a great mountain biking experience.