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Domingo Baca and La Luz Loop is a 12 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.0 mi Elevation gain 4,055 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Backpacking Hiking Running Forest Views Wildlife Scramble
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Denise Shearer
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

Domingo Baca was confusing from the start, very sandy with lots of intersecting routes. As previously described, overgrown to the point where we had to imagine where the trail might be after navigating rock slides and downed trees. Also, as previously described, know that these trail do not actually intersect. Just when we were at max frustration and despair we heard voices on La Luz. We had been off trail for over 90 minutes. La Luz is much easier to navigate and well-travelled.

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Benjamin Gibson
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HikingOver grownRocky
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While both La Luz and Domingo Baca are labeled hard, Domingo Baca is a step above La Luz in difficulty. The top 2 miles of Domingo Baca gain about 2500 feet of elevation compared to a little over 1000 on the top 2 miles of La Luz. I would not recommend doing this clockwise though, as descending down that kind of grade can be even more brutal than ascending. Domingo Baca also ends abruptly at around 9945 feet, at which point you are on your own getting up the last 200 vertical feet to La Luz.

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Derek Chavez
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Boo Ray
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Cheyenne DuBois
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Ryan Church
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David Hatley
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David James
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