Ellis Trailhead Wander

Ellis Trailhead Wander Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

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map Hike Key: H10670
Last Updated: 06/29/2021 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: B (Moderate)
Hike Distance: 5 mi
Minimum Elevation: 9860 ft
Elevation Change: 435 ft
Total Uphill: 0 ft
Total Downhill: 0 ft
Avg. Grade: %
Route Type: Multiple Hikes
On Trail:
Paved or Gravel Roads:
GPS Advised:
Drive Distance Round Trip: 60 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:00
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
New Mexico Game Unit: 8
Hike Status: In Process


A wander from the Ellis TH up to Kiwanis Hut, down Switchback, over Rocky Point and back to the Ellis TH on Gravel Pit Trail. A favorite xc ski, snowshoe and a lovely morning hike.



Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque go east to the SR 14 exit and go north to Cedar Crest. At SR 536 turn left and go up the crest road 11.7 miles to The Ellis Trailhead PARK (0.0 mi) on your left. A three dollar fee or Golden Age Pass is required.


PARK: N35 12.530, W106 26.454

Text Author: Cindy McConnell
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