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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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ABQ the smallest big town or the biggest small town?

Easy drive up nearly a vertical mile to get one heck of a view and this sweet hike in less than an... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
South West U.S.
Moderate well maintained trail

La Lux is a well worn and populated trail. Not overly crowded on the Sunday I went. Surface is... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
David M
Tampa, Florida, United States
via mobile
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650

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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 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 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 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...More

Thank RLION51
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...More

1  Thank Laurie F
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...More

3  Thank runtrails
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.

2  Thank Tabitha K
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Of course it depends on what you're looking for, and La Luz gets 5 stars partly because it was the kind of trail we were looking for. But for views all the way up, climate and foliage changes, a dang good stiff hike, and a...More

6  Thank Capraadmirer
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Eglė J
Hi All, Is La Luz train the only trail in the mountains? Are there more trails on the peak of mountains?
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