La Luz Trail

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La Luz Trail
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hankypanky505
Albuquerque, NM393 contributions
Fantastic trail
Sep 2021
This is one of the nicest trails in New Mexico, which is why there are always lots of people hiking it. But it's great to go a few miles on it or all the way. Beautiful views and cooler temps. Check it out.
Written September 14, 2021
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Randy B
2 contributions
Strenous hike, exhausting, but seeing the mountains at the top was AMAZING
Jun 2021
This was an awesome hike. Went with my 10 yo son. He is pretty fit and does a lot of long-distance trail running with me. Started at the base of the Sandia tram. Bring water and food. It is long and lots of switchbacks. Will do at least 4-5 rock crossings. Little steep but easy to traverse. Pretty cool to see the vegetation change as you hike up. Will get hot early, so starting early is ideal. We began at 6:30 AM. Stay closely on trail until you get to La Luz. We got lost multiple times and had to backtrack. Remember to take the hard right about 2.3-2.5 miles into the hike from the base of the tram. You will reach a connector to La Luz and then you cannot get lost. At top of La Luz go to the crest. Another 300-400 ft elevation change but wonderful.
Written June 30, 2021
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM4,934 contributions
Moderate to difficult with stunning views at the top!
May 2021
We have read that it's a popular hiking trail located on the west face of the Sandia Mountains near Abq . It begins at the La Luz Trailhead and proceeds to either Sandia Crest or the Sandia Peak Tramway. Curiosity prompts us to check it out even though we know that we may have some problems with the 8 mile strenous trail on our first attempt. We are prepared to hike as far as we can and enjoy what we see and accomplish. As we hike we are treated to ever-changing views of cliffs and trees and wildflowers and some are amazing with many are unfamiliar. It is great trail which is moderate at the beginning but gets challenging as it elevates and the elevation is gradual at 150 ft as we climb. After 3 hours of climbing and almost three quarters of the way we decide to turn back. It was beautiful indeed!
Written May 17, 2021
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SFA Crew Trip
7 contributions
Spring Break 2021 Adrenaline Rush/Cardio Fun
Mar 2021 • Solo
Great hike for all skill levels! Fun adventure. Safe trails! Beautiful view at the top! 2nd mountain that I've climbed!
Written March 17, 2021
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Zachary Erskine
Albuquerque, NM4 contributions
Excellent hiking spot, but go with friends
Feb 2021
I had a great time hiking hear while attending college at CNM. It was a really peaceful place to meditate and clear my head. However be warned - I have heard of people being attacked while alone on the trail. Hiking is always risky anyway, so definitely bring a buddy if you're going to go.
Written February 24, 2021
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Andrew G
Albuquerque, NM23 contributions
More strenuous than expected, but very rewarding
Sep 2020
I'd heard so many different opinions about the difficulty of this trail. I'm a 51-year-old guy in decent shape, not much of a hiker but physically very active, and I found it moderate-difficult. After 4 hours of uphill hiking, THEN we hit the steep part. BUT SO BEAUTIFUL! Go early, bring plenty of water and snacks, and plan to take the tram back down.
Written October 2, 2020
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sasseelady
Albuquerque, NM48 contributions
Beautiful Hike, but Beware
May 2019
If you're into hiking, steep winding trails this one is for you. However, there are places that are quite dangerous..many have fallen and some have even died from a fall.
Written February 15, 2020
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shoopnshotgundeville
Mesa, AZ143 contributions
Easy to get to such a WOW!!!!
Feb 2020
Lot's of different spots to pull over and park based on where you think you may want to hike. Dog friendly as well!!!
Written February 11, 2020
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hankypanky505
Albuquerque, NM393 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2019
What a fantastic trail, just really beautiful. I first want to thank all of those people out there who helped make this trail possible. It is a very well-groomed trail with fantastic views and awesome scenery. Word to the wise, wear good shoes, not your flip-flops or sandals. Also, bring plenty of water if you do the trail in the summer, it gets hot up there. You don't have to do the whole thing to get the full flavor and to feel good about yourself, you can do as much as you want and still get a great workout. It's a great trail and I highly recommend it to anyone living in NM or just visiting to check it out. There are restrooms at the entrance and you are allowed to bring your pooch, just keep it on a leash so he doesn't get bitten by a rattler, because they are out there.
Written February 10, 2020
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Gonzalo C
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina10 contributions
AMAZING VIEWS
Sep 2019
Easy hike in a wonderful atmosphere. The views of the ABQ area are amazing. The trails are very easy to follow and with visuals to learn about the environment. Very recommendable!!!
Written December 11, 2019
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