When I run out there I prefer to head out on the east loop (TR 101) which climbs to the ridgeline then banks west-southwest. Lots of sustained but manageable climbing to start with, I feel it's similar to Sun Mountain, plus a lovely controlled descent with views of Hamilton Mesa to the east and Galisteo valley to the west. The ECP trail network isn't huge like La Tierra or nearby Galisteo Basin but it's enough for a solid run of up to 60-90min with effort on the climbs.
|Looking south to the Cerrillos Hills and Sandias beyond|
|Looking west to the trails high point and Glorieta Baldy beyond|
|Winding back to the trailhead - and needed hops/recovery|
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