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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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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 4 weeks ago
Lubbock, Texas
Not for the faint of heart

Enduring the La Luz Trail is a trial. I recommend at least a half gallon of water per person on the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Stephen B
New York City, New York
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Greenturtle15
Reviewed 17 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

1  Thank Stephen B
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

1  Thank Oscar A
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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 18 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
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

3  Thank Chris K
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
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
Reviewed 23 May 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
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23 August 2017|
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Response from VKdiner | Reviewed this property |
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
Eglė J
21 June 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