Agua Sarca Hike – 06/15/2014

Posting this in 2019, catching up with whatever information I have. One of our early hikes, checking out trails out of Placitas, on the north end of the Sandia Mountains.

The Hike

Agua Sarca Hike.Jay.2014-06-15


Total Distance:  4.66 miles
Elevation: start  6,387 ft, maximum  8,276 ft,  minimum  6,370 ft
Gross gain:  1,906 ft.  Aggregate ascending  2,282 ft, descending  2,277 ft
Maximum slope: 52% ascending, 46% descending, 16% average
Duration: 4:37

GPS Track Files for Download
I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.


USDA Forest Service: Agua Sarca Trailhead and Agua Sarca Trail 23
Sandia Hiking Guide: Agua Sarca Trail, North Crest Trail, Del Orno Trail
ASCHG: Del Orno – N Crest – Agua Sarca Loop Hike
AllTrails: Agua Sarca Trail
Backpacker: Albuquerque, NM: Agua Sarca Canyon Loop

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