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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001
+1 505-346-2650
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Sandia peak and La luz trail

We hit both of these with our two year old granddaughter. We love hiking and the tram was amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Stacie141
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Farmington, New Mexico
Casual Hikers, not too tough..

Me, my wife and our 11 year old climbed la luz trail. We hike jemez about 4 times a year (about a... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Frank V
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“great hike” (19 reviews)
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2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001
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"challenging hike"
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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

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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

1  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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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is not an easy trail, but can accommodate the desires and capabilities of most hikers. I have never gone more than halfway up the Sandia Crest, but at the point I typically stop to rest I have had a wonderful view of deer and...More

3  Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The vegetation is dry all over. The sunset is breathtakingly beautiful.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Although a couple reviews seem to feel this is a walk in the park, it would be dangerous to think of this way. This is a "real hike", not a walk in the park. Elevation gains are significant and enough to cause altitude sickness. Some...More

1  Thank Jonathan J
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The trailhead is in a pay area where you should put a $3 in a pay envelope. There is a pit toilet at the trailhead which is great. I didn't do the whole hike, just went up 3 miles and back. Those miles were a...More

1  Thank plains16
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Hard to find based on GPS but well worth it. Not hard to hike. Views are great. Not a true hike. More of a strenuous walk.

1  Thank charlotteantraveler
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A great bucket list trail for New Mexico visitors - if you're a local you should have already done it!. An average hiker should be able to do it in 3 to 4 hours, certainly in 5 hours. An altitude gain of about 3600 feet...More

1  Thank Robert P
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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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