South Sandia Peak

South Sandia Peak is a 9,767 ft / 2,977 m mountain peak near Placitas, New Mexico, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 277th highest mountain in New Mexico and the 4958th highest mountain in the United States. The nearest peaks are Manzano Mountain, Tecolote Peak, The Thumb, Cerro Pelon, Sandia Crest, and La Cueva Overlook. South Sandia Peak belongs to the Albuquerque Home Court Peaks peak list. See the South Sandia Peak map, 3D fly around, and the South Sandia Peak photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

South Sandia Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by BigPopeye

20 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 25, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are embuto trail, Embudito and CCC Trail.

Others who’ve summited South Sandia Peak

  • BigPopeye
  • mcelveny
  • mistypilgrim
  • kristin

Routes Used trails & approaches

40% embuto trail

18% Embudito

14% CCC Trail

7% Ojo Ridge (North Embudito Ridge Trail)

7% Crest Trail to Pino

3% La Luz to Crest Trail to South Peak

3% Canyon Estates Trailhead up Crest Trail

3% From Peak down short cut Crest Trail to Canyon Estates Trailhead


SNAPSHOTedit info


9,767 ft / 2,977 m


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New Mexico, United States

Summited by

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  • BigPopeye
  • Phil-Robinson
  • hunter.tenbroeck
  • Asaking
  • joeyjosay
  • pmeelc
  • Brian-Pilgrim
  • mcelveny
  • edwardtrz
  • IanWright
  • DaniB
  • mistypilgrim

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