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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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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
Amazing views

I lived in ABQ for years and never hiked this trail. I can't believe I missed such a great... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Tracey B
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650

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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 12 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 8 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 28 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 3 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 30 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 3 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 12 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
Reviewed 29 January 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...More

Thank RLION51
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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