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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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Nice hike

Nice hike, about eight miles down from top to the downstation car park. We take tram up and walk... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Joensuu, Finland
One of the most unique near-urban hikes in the USA

La Luz is a treasure. A challenging 7.8 mile hike to the top of the Sandias. Stunning views... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Joe M
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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Reviewed 19 May 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 15 May 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 11 May 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 7 May 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.

1  Thank pdmiller84
Reviewed 27 April 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

Thank Frankie1429
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Easy drive up nearly a vertical mile to get one heck of a view and this sweet hike in less than an hour from town. And answer the question that everyone has about 'Burque, the smallest big town or the biggest small town?

Thank RiverJames
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

La Lux is a well worn and populated trail. Not overly crowded on the Sunday I went. Surface is predominantly packed dirt with some rocks and loose sand.

Thank David M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went a few weekends ago, and it was a great hike. Not terribly difficult, but it will leave you exhausted. We couldn't make it to the top due to there being ice and snow past mile marker 5, but that's okay. If you like...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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

Thank FrozenPopsicles
Reviewed 11 February 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...More

1  Thank vibeway
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22 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