|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
This steady climb starts with a roller on Tramway Blvd. and carries you past the south end of the Sandias to Tijeras where you will start a steady climb to Oak Flats CG. The wind in the canyon section has a habit of changing on you to give you a good head wind in both directions for added challenge! If you get an early start you can miss the busy traffic on Tramway and be back before it gets too hot in town. There are a few places to stop in Tijeras including the Sandia Ranger Station where the facilities are open seasonally. If you continue the ride past Oak Flats you get to a small country store where you can get some refreshments before heading back on the fast descent to Tijeras. The shoulder is in rough shape in spots, so keep an eye out for debris.