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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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Unbelievable, fantastic, gorgeous , stunning...

Ran out of superlatives to use. I hope you will too. Tough hike but so worth it to view the local... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
paulo27
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Nice trail

This a fun hike to go on with lots of pretty scenery. It is 7 miles long to complete the whole... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Greenturtle15
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Lubbock, Texas
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ran out of superlatives to use. I hope you will too. Tough hike but so worth it to view the local flora and fauna. Hike is marked fairly well but gets a little iffy in a couple of spots (thanks to bozos who make their...More

1  Thank paulo27
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This a fun hike to go on with lots of pretty scenery. It is 7 miles long to complete the whole thing. We didn't realize that going in to it, so we only did a portion of it but we still enjoyed it! There are...More

1  Thank Greenturtle15
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Enduring the La Luz Trail is a trial. I recommend at least a half gallon of water per person on the ascent if there is any heat. Also if you are coming from a low lying region the altitude is a challenge. That being said...More

2  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am from El Paso TX, and i have done a lot of hiking including The Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and for the first time i hiked the Sandia Mountains, The La Luz Trail, WOW!!! it's a beauty of a hike!!!, huge pinnacles, spires,...More

2  Thank Oscar A
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Once you've hiked it, you'll never think of Sandia Crest as a boring hump again. That's what it looks like from Santa Fe and I-25. Hike along the crest and see many rock formations as well as the city far below. Look for El Cabezon...More

Thank JaimeMexico
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Excellent hike to the summit. Bring lots of water & energy bars best for experienced hikers or runners. Best times are early morning or early evening not at night. Give yourself plenty of time 4 to 5 hrs. I live fifty miles from here I...More

Thank G7516ZProbertg
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

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

4  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 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

1  Thank CECILE J
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Mark M
23 September 2017|
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Response from VKdiner | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 choices. You can start at the tram and take a trail 2 miles that connects to the LaLuz then head up from there. Or, you can go to the formal trailhead which is off tramway. Going north on tramway, go past the... More
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Fredotty
22 August 2017|
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I am so sorry for the delayed response, I obviously don't do a good job of monitoring this. If you are still contemplating this hike, here are my thoughts. My wife & I always hike up, I've never done going down. It is... More
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