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La Luz Trail

Address: 2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone Number: +1 505 346 2650
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Ranked #16 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Took the tram up and hiked down. Keep in mind if you park at the tram station you will need to take the Tramway Trail (about 2.6 miles from the La Luz trail intersection). Lots of beautiful scenery so bring your camera along. Varied terrain from flat smooth trails to very rugged and rocky crossings. Watch the cacti along the... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not highly traveled, but I felt safe as a woman walking alone along the river. Homes and schools are near, but just far enough to give your walk or run a far away into nature feeling. The rushing water sounds were soothing all the way along the trail.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a challenge to do this one - 8 miles up to the top. Go to the top and take the tram down so it is easier on the knees.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unless you hike up and take the tram down, or take the tram up and hike down, it is 7.5 miles one way (15 round trip), so be prepared. We hiked up & down, forget the tram, experience the entire 15. Suggestions, take a camera, the views are tremendous. Get there early, 15 car parking lot fills up fast; $3... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this trail is not for some who is out of shape, but if you push on the view from top of the sandia's is great.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great trail but very popular with the locals. Must get there early to get a parking spot close to trailhead.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I'm 50 years old and hiked from the bottom to the top in just under 4 hours. I rode the Sandia Peak tram back down to the bottom and had a nice dinner at Sandiagos Mexican restaurant. There are ZERO facilities along the way, so take plenty of water and high carb snacks to fuel you along the way. Tip:... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a fantastic way to spend your AM. It took about 3 1/4 hrs to reach the top. Its not difficult but its also not easy either. Its a relatively flatish climb (lots of zig zags) and well defined track most of the time. Reading the other reports I was expecting it to be more gnarly but it was... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a great hike but it isn't a leisurely stroll. We hiked a total of about 9 miles one way (took the tram back down). We parked in the tram lot and took a connecting trail to La Luz. Take lots of water and wear layers. If you aren't in good physical condition, this isn't the trail for you.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

this is a local trail but don't take it's close proximity to the city lightly. come prepared with water, snacks, and light jacket. Unless you are familiar with the area, STAY on the trail. For inexperienced hikers, there is a trail junction at one mile that's a good place to turn around. More experienced hikers/runners might like a round trip.... More 

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