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La Luz Trail

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Address: 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001
Phone Number: +1 505 346 2650
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Vacation hike

We parked at the La Luz Trail head and hiked to the Sandia tram. The weather was perfect..started out a little chilly at 7 a.m. We brought 3 bottles of water each, snacks, walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the La Luz Trail head and hiked to the Sandia tram. The weather was perfect..started out a little chilly at 7 a.m. We brought 3 bottles of water each, snacks, walking poles and hiking boots. Thought about wearing tennis shoes but decided hiking boots would be best after reading reviews. Hiking boots made it a lot easier.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great opportunity for outdoor lovers to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply enjoy a peaceful day interacting with nature. The trail offers a suitable challenge for novice and experienced hikers, you select the route. It's a bit desolate so be sure to being along an ample amount of water, light snacks,... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Vacation trip with our teenage kids. The hike up was so beautiful and the views were breathe taking. 3 hour hike up starting from the tram.

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I started late in the afternoon so we didn't get to the top of the trail, but the 3 miles we did were beautiful and we caught the sunset from up high. Try your best to plan your timing for what you'd like to accomplish. I had read it's a difficult trail but I did not think... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Terrific uphill hike of about 7.5 mile to the crest...10,600 ft. Rewarded with views of Mt Taylor, Cabezon volcanic plug, and city of Albuquerque at the top. Ride the tram back down.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Having been going up this trail since the early 1960's, since before the tramway was installed. Now you have the option to go either up or down. The scenery is breathtaking sometimes spying some sheeps about you, Once on top, you can also hike to the second highest point in the Sandias, which I climbed from the East side also... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have hiked the La Luz Trail many times. Sometimes I hiked all the way up to the top of Sandia Crest, dining at Sandiagos Mexican Grill, which has excellent views/food. As a technical rock-climber, there are many spots off of the La Luz Trail where one can either rock-climb or watch rock-climbers climb.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

DON'T TRY THIS IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY !!!! You might want to take a walking pole. The trail is very uneven. Take water and pace yourself. It a pretty steep trail but a great work out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hike and love that runners use the trail. For trailhead take Forest Rd 333 near Sandia Tramway. Don't use directions listed as it leads to Park HQ.

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful adventure, but safety first at all times!! I am not in good shape, but I can comfortably get about half way through the April. 5 mile trail. The 2nd half is a much tougher hike. Don't push yourself. Not a safe place to test your abilities. Hike when there is no snow on the mountain. Our friend witnessed... More 

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