The total elevation difference for Sliding Sands Trail is 2,639 feet which is higher than average. This backpacking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. Now, this is roughly a 1.5-day backcountry trek, so it's a tremendous thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This is a long trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. With its 11.2 miles of walking distance; it's a long hiking trail.