60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2nd edition)
50. Cerro Montoso
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May 12, 2013: The drainage that leads to the first overlook is
marked with rock cairns.
The fenceline route, viewed from the first overlook:
It crosses about seven cuts before reaching the main bed of
Montosa Arroyo. From there it rises 840 feet in 0.7 miles.
The upper reaches require scrambling on loose rock, but
without dangerous exposure. You can avoid this difficult
approach by aiming for the shoulder.