536 / Sandia Crest Scenic Hwy

Sandia Crest is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.255m (10,678ft). It is one of the highest roads of New Mexico. Its official name is NM-536 Sandia Crest Scenic Byway. Road surface is in good shape, two-lane, with about 20 switchbacks. The drive is also
a popular path for motorcycle riders with its miles of winding road to the summit. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 9% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at San Antonito, the ascent is 21.40km (13.3 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.147 meters. The average gradient is 5.35%.
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Sandia Crest Rd. 701, Sandia Park, 87047, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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