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La Luz Trail

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Address: 2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Moderate well maintained trail

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 you think you've already walked 6 miles.

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Thank Frankie1429
South West U.S.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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?

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank David M
New Mexico
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137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hiking I'd recommend this trail, if anything to enjoy the views.

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Corrales, NM
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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 rest for a picnic (near the stream or at the saddle).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 the first week of Agust for the intrepid.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

La Luz Trail is likely the most challenging of the Open Space trails in the Albuquerque foothills...but it's so worth it if you're looking for a fantastic hike! You'll get a great workout & be rewarded with gorgeous views...as well as a grand sense of accomplishment for successfully tackling this amazing challenge. If you're from out of town, either take... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The trails all over the Sandias are amazing. Most are in wilderness, all have great views. you can park at the bottom of the tram, take a connector to La Luz, hike up kind switchbacks to the top of the peaks, and ride the tram back down.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Get out of the house. Go for a hike. Take your dog. Take your mountain bike. The hiking is wonderful. The views are breath taking.

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