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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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Go Hike It!

If you are going to hike this awesome trail, plan to carry some water (no matter the time of year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Challenging but worth it. Amazing Day Hike!

This a must do for hikers! This is about an 8-mile hike to the top. You can ride the tram down or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to hike this awesome trail, plan to carry some water (no matter the time of year), wear sturdy hiking boots (hiking sandals may not be enough), and bring some protein to snack on. Plan for the entire day, up and back,...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a must do for hikers! This is about an 8-mile hike to the top. You can ride the tram down or go for it and hike back down. I've down up/down same day and up/tram-down. If the base temp is going to be more...More

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a good hiking trail while in Albuquerque. This 8-9 mile trail one way is worth it. Just give yourself enough time before sunset. My friend and I arrived there in the late afternoon. We had just reached the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've hiked this trail a number of times over the past 20 years. It starts out switch backing up dry mountainsides with little shade, so it pays to start early before the sun comes over the mountain, especially in summer. Once you get to the...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

If summer, start early. West facing slopes you can beat the sun going up. Nice gradual climb exposing beautiful vistas all the way up. It takes 3-4 hours, depending on your pace. Bring plenty of water & some snacks like dried fruit. Enjoy a beer...More

Thank VKdiner
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Nice hike, about eight miles down from top to the downstation car park. We take tram up and walk down. Amazing views, not very hard. Go and enjoy.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed May 15, 2017

La Luz is a treasure. A challenging 7.8 mile hike to the top of the Sandias. Stunning views, varied ecologies, and a Tram to take you back! Start early in the morning, bring lots of water and snacks, and take time to enjoy everything this...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed May 11, 2017

I lived in ABQ for years and never hiked this trail. I can't believe I missed such a great experience! Returning as a "tourist" we hiked part of the trail with friends. A winter storm in April dropped a bunch of snow, so we couldn't...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed May 7, 2017

The trail is unshaded and steep but not difficult. Pretty views but not my first choice. There is a lot of foot traffic and car traffic. Be prepared to park off-site.

Thank pdmiller84
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The top of the trail is about 2 miles above sea level and can be rough on those from lower areas. Going down from the top, there is a sign saying "You've gone 2 miles. You have 8 miles to go." Believe it, even if...More

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Eglė J
Hi All, Is La Luz train the only trail in the mountains? Are there more trails on the peak of mountains?
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Mike J | Reviewed this property |
Wow, I'm REALLY late in seeing this question! But hopefully I can add some info. As the other repliers have said, there are a large number of trails in the Sandia Mountains, both that go to the top, and also many that... More