South Sandia Peak Climber's Log

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kcoakley - Jul 22, 2017 11:39 am

South Peak   Sucess!

2016 - Three Gun route in the fall
2017 - Crest Trail in the spring

Both are beautiful hikes!


jdzaharia - Jun 30, 2015 9:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Up Crest, Down CCC  Sucess!

I started at the Canyon Estates Trailhead. Went up the Crest Trail. Spent a few minutes poking around at the summit, then went down to the ridge to BM Deer and sat on the rocks to eat lunch. Decended via CCC trail.


cftbq - Oct 2, 2013 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2013

Embudo TH  Sucess!

Hiked with my dog, Marjean, the Embudo/3 Guns/Embudito/Crest trail combination. 3 hrs., 55 min. up, 3 hrs., 20 min down. The first half mile of the Embudo trail is a bit hard to follow; the trails higher up are great! Awesome fall weather.

Zachary Andrew

Zachary Andrew - Jul 23, 2013 7:14 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2013

CCC to South Peak  Sucess!

Parked at the Canyon Estates Trailhead (Free!) and followed the Crest Trail #130 to its intersection with the Faulty. Had to use a compass and map to bisect the two trails and find the CCC. Brutal trail, and difficult to find at times closer to the top. On the bright side there's no way to get lost, just plow on through to the ridge. Started at 1pm and returned to the trailhead at ~8pm


birdhead - Aug 7, 2012 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Embudito Trail  Sucess!

My first peak after moving to ABQ on August 1st. Loved the lush North face of the canyon. 2:30 to the summit and 1:45 down, including a loop around to the Crest Trail and back over Deer Pass on the descent.

Swithich - Apr 1, 2012 3:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012

Straight Up  Sucess!

Started out from South Sandia Crest trailhead (the free entrance) in Tijeras. At the 195A junction we hopped on the CCC trail which takes you to Deer Point directly. Fast but steep the trail is in surprisingly good condition. After catching the crest trail at the top we stopped by Deer Point and then took the trail along the face from the "saddle" to the summit of South Sandia Peak. We followed the Crest trail all the way back to the trailhead. Not many people on the way up, but quite a few on the way down. Good to see people out and about in the good weather. Awesome view of Albuquerque and the rest of the crest.


pattond - Jan 12, 2012 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008

Crossing Run  Sucess!

Ran from Three Gun Springs to the summit on our run across the Sandias on the 130 trail


Jasperwiggins83 - Jan 19, 2010 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2010

Embudo Canyon to South Sandia Peak

Started early in the Morning. Trail was packed and Icy. A storm started to move in so I had to turn back. I got to about Oso Pass.


strudolyubov - Oct 20, 2009 12:08 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

From Embudito Canyon  Sucess!

Hiked up South Sandia from Embudito Canyon TH. Nice hike, great view from the top.


asaking11 - Oct 11, 2009 10:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Three Gun Spring  Sucess!

I've always wanted to do this hike, and I finally got the chance. Awesome views at the top. I'm going to have to do this again from Embudito or Embudo.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jan 19, 2009 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2009

From Embudito  Sucess!

The dang turn south near the top on the main trail continues to puzzle me.


scooter12ga - Nov 19, 2008 9:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1997

Bushwhackin'  Sucess!

Unplanned trip with my friend, Chris. We bushwhacked straight up the east face from the South Crest Trailhead. Spent the night on the summit and came down the next day via the trail.


hans.schenk - Sep 1, 2008 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Via Three Gun Spring  Sucess!

Great day! Spectacular views!

Climbed this for a 2nd time on 9-26-16 via Embudito. Made it to the summit in 2:18 and back in 2:00. This time of year was fantastic with the oaks turning orange and the aspens yellow. This is a great peak, and the best part is that the Embudito trailhead is only 10 minutes from my house! 3rd ascent 11-27-17 via Embudito.


davebobk47 - Jun 22, 2008 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

via Embudo Trail  Sucess!

Great day, moved quick (2:45 up), great views. Only saw 1 other person.


MoapaPk - Jun 1, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1982

many times, from many starts  Sucess!

First time was from the east. Like the Embudito Canyon route best; also approached from N and S.

Art Vandalay

Art Vandalay - Jul 5, 2007 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Climbed it Yesterday  Sucess!

Hiked up South Crest Trail from Canyon Estates near Tijeras and continued on the Crest Trail over to the Crest.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - May 17, 2007 10:19 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

Off the list  Sucess!

Climb in the clouds - and came down in the sun.


weeds19 - Mar 24, 2007 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999

First NM summit  Sucess!

A new friend from work invited me on a hike up South Sandia and I quickly agreed to join him for my first NM summit. I later climbed the peak again on a south to north day hike that spanned the whole range and was 22+ miles long.


lizrdboy - Feb 25, 2007 11:06 pm

Sandia Traverse  Sucess!

Started in Placitas and headed South, up, then along the Sandia ridge. Stopped in at the High Finance for a pint of course, then continued on. Camped with a great view of the Abq lights. Next day we hit the South Sandia summit and kept hiking till we hit I-40. Fun.


markhyams - Feb 24, 2006 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2005

2nd time  Sucess!

This was my second time up from the Embudito trail. Excellent views and such. We are lucky to have such sublime wilderness right at our doorstep in Abq.

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