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La Luz Trail

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Address: 2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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LOVED hiking the La Luz trail.

The trail winds along the side of the Sandia mountains.. You can make it as easy or as tough as you want. GREAT views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail winds along the side of the Sandia mountains.. You can make it as easy or as tough as you want. GREAT views.

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Corrales, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Great for hiking and walking. A good 7 or 8 miles up and through several different environments. I have hiked this with my mother since the 1970's and also ran it a couple of times. Beautiful, with several amazing vista points and good spots to rest for a picnic (near the stream or at the saddle).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

If you have just come from sea level the about 9 mile trail might not be the first thing you should attack (7,000 to 10,378 feet in altitude). But the views and scenery are outstanding. And there is always the race up the trail in the first week of Agust for the intrepid.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

La Luz Trail is likely the most challenging of the Open Space trails in the Albuquerque foothills...but it's so worth it if you're looking for a fantastic hike! You'll get a great workout & be rewarded with gorgeous views...as well as a grand sense of accomplishment for successfully tackling this amazing challenge. If you're from out of town, either take... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The trails all over the Sandias are amazing. Most are in wilderness, all have great views. you can park at the bottom of the tram, take a connector to La Luz, hike up kind switchbacks to the top of the peaks, and ride the tram back down.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Get out of the house. Go for a hike. Take your dog. Take your mountain bike. The hiking is wonderful. The views are breath taking.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Of course it depends on what you're looking for, and La Luz gets 5 stars partly because it was the kind of trail we were looking for. But for views all the way up, climate and foliage changes, a dang good stiff hike, and a destination at the top that has really spectacular views, this is a 5 star hike.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The address on the listing is incorrect. The trail is off Tramway north of the Tram exit. The trail is an icon in Albuquerque. There are a couple of trails, maybe more, that follow the newer La Luz. Parts of the trail are very rocky (large rocks) but if you can find the old trail you miss most of the... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

After reading most of the reviews on here, I assumed this trail could be tackled in 5 hours. My wife and I are fit, exercise regularly, and even do Crossfit. This trail, well, it's no joke. We're in our mid-30's, and it took us just under 6 hours. Take AT LEAST 2 quarts of water per person. We had a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is not really a trail for the novice hiker. Its 7 miles up and a vernicle climb of about 5000 ft. If you not in shape don't try to go to the top. Or better yet, have someone drop you off at the top and walk down.

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