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  • Distance:                                13.4 m                
  • Beginning elevation:            6,882'

  • Ending elevation:                 10,648'

  • Elevation gained:                 3,874'

  • Average Grade:                   5.4%

  • Fiets Index:                           8.32
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM, 26 miles northeast of Alburquerque International Airport (35.16311, -106.34845 latitude/longitude).​

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Sandia Crest RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse  at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained  and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Cycling and Climbing New Mexico

Sandia Crest Road