To get to this site in the East Mountains, drive East on Old Route 66 from Albuquerque, head West on 5 hills, and then left on Longview Rd all the way to the end. The views are indeed magnificent. However, the trails in parts are badly eroded from our recent heavy rains and some sections, especially over loose limestone, were excessively rocky from a combination of erosion and ORV use over the years. I found 6 miles of rideable trails that were not too bad. Still I am sure you'd agree, the scenery on a late summer day is fantastic in this area.
|No sign at the Trail head.|
|View of the Sandias from the East|
Day 19 Carnuel
This site is one of the closest to my house, but I rarely explore here, because the singletrack is mostly lacking. It links with the 4 Hills trails that I featured earlier. There is one word to describe this area: potential. Maybe two words, unmet potential. There is running water, cottonwood trees, and amazing views! But little good singletrack and far too much 4-wheeler erosion.
|Trail head off of old 66 with Four hills in the distance|
|View to the East|
|Spectacular view to the West|