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Erik Dietz
(erikdtz)

Locale: Los Angeles
Sangre de Cristo mountains on 04/12/2013 09:38:21 MDT Print View

I have an uncle who lives in Albuquerque, NM and it looks like I'll be visiting him in early August. He mentioned the Sangre de Christo mountains as somewhere I could go backpacking for a few days. Since I have no experience outside of CA I'm looking for some trails, websites, info or books that I should check out. I'm looking for a 2-4 day, 20-40 mile trip.

Thanks!
Erik

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
The Pecos! on 04/12/2013 10:35:52 MDT Print View

THe Pecos Wilderness is where it is at.

13k ft mtns, above treeline, alpine lakes, big horn sheep and plenty of places that feel isolated.

This is a nice loop I did two years ago that is about the right mileage for what you want:
http://www.pmags.com/enchantment-in-the-sangres-backpacking-in-the-pecos-wilderness-new-mexico

If you are into off-trail hiking, this is "only" 20 miles, but can be challenging due to the off-trail travel:
http://www.pmags.com/return-to-the-pecos-backpacking-in-the-land-of-enchantment

Edited by PaulMags on 04/12/2013 10:38:31 MDT.