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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001
+1 505-346-2650
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For the Strong

Difficult and long trail. Exciting and worth it if you are physically fit to make 7 miles and climb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas C
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Miami, Florida, United States
Over 3000ft of Climbing

The 7 mile main trail up (3000+ ft) from the parking lot and the .8 extra to the Tram were a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike K
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2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult and long trail. Exciting and worth it if you are physically fit to make 7 miles and climb 3000 feet. Plan most of the day and as always hydrate, have good hiking boots and a jacket for the cooler temp at the top.

1  Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 7 mile main trail up (3000+ ft) from the parking lot and the .8 extra to the Tram were a great workout and the views from the top of the Tram are fantastic. Wear a hydration pack and bring some snacks. Trail gets rocky...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this trail. Has many sections that different levels of hikers can go on. If you go to the summit your body will diffidently feel it. We saw several different age groups make the trip to the peak. We met with a couple who were...More

Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Beautiful views, incredible scenery. We had such a lovely time. I would definitely recommend stopping here.

Thank maroneyden
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This hike is easy, but long, so come prepared. I always hike up about 9 miles I think to the crest, hike south to the tram terminal, and then take the tram down and hike North over to the parking lot. Bring water, and start...More

Thank California_Wine
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

First, be aware that the tram could shutdown while on your way up. This happened to me when apparently it got too windy. I arrived and found out my only choice was to hike back down the 8 mile trek again!! NOOOO!! Fortunately i happened...More

Thank GRWLR51
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We hit both of these with our two year old granddaughter. We love hiking and the tram was amazing. The La Luz trail actually goes all the way to the top of the mountain. We only went the first two miles. ( toddlers are heavy...More

Thank Stacie141
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Me, my wife and our 11 year old climbed la luz trail. We hike jemez about 4 times a year (about a mile up). We were able to get up la luz.. Very exhausting but if you are healthy, you shouldn't have a problem. You...More

Thank Frank V
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is not an easy trail to hike, especially if you are going to the top (about 7 miles). The trail is gravel, and easily slip. Once at the top, it is about a 1/2 mile walk too the restaurant (being redone now). You can...More

1  Thank rlshire
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I was visiting the area from Southern California and was very excited to spend some time on the La Luz Trail. The Sandia's had just got a light dusting of snow so the view of the mountain was amazing while hiking up. Very peaceful trail...More

1  Thank Lumerian
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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
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
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