Faulty Trail

4.20 out of 5
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↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Faulty Trail proper only runs about 5 miles before entering the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, but it also provides access to other great trails in the area, including the Oso Corredor Trail, Sulphur Canyon, and the Armijo Trail. Faulty itself follows the contours of the east bench of the Sandia Mountain Range around the 7,800 foot level with many sharp climbs out of the various drainages it crosses. Some of the trail is buff, but most is quite rocky. Even with the Wilderness area exclusions, this is an excellent network with good variety and few people to share it with. The Sandia Mountains map from Dharma Maps can be very helpful in navigating this area and all major intersections are well marked with wooden posts.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (3)
System Trails (3)
Bill Creek
Oso Corredor
Armijo Trail
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (3 total check-ins)
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Reviews (2)


March 19, 2016
Fatbike1 Epic  
Review: Great trail to ride. Lots of rock and tech.


September 29, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: What an outstanding trail network! If you're an advanced and adventurous rider, you will likely love this place. It's a little harder to get to than many Albuquerque area rides, but well worth it, especially of you've exhausted the Otero Canyon Area. The Faulty Trail provides miles of technical bench cut trail with lots of options to lengthen your ride on neighboring trails. If not for the Wilderness cutoffs, this would be a world class biking destination.

Faulty Trail MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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