La Luz Trail

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La Luz Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November.

7.2 miles 3822 feet Point to Point

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This trail at the north end of the Sandias goes from the base of the mountain to the peak at 10,678'. Beautiful views of the Albuquerque valley to the west. Trail starts at around 6500' in elevation and is fairly easy walking. Eventually getting steeper with switchbacks and altitude starts to affect you. It doesn't help to rest. Keep moving even at a slow pace. A steady pace will get you to the top in about 3-4 hours. If you dawdle it will take you longer. My druthers is to park a vehicle at the base of Sandia Tram, drive a second vehicle to the La Luz Trailhead, walk up, have lunch at the top and ride the tram down. You could also ride the tram up first and then walk down, or do a shorter hike from the top or the bottom. If you do the whole hike, make sure to bring plenty of water.

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24 days ago

Very icy and dangerous in some areas but we still managed to get to the top. An extremely beautiful and gratifying hike.

25 days ago

Very long stretch of rock slide. When I say long, I mean LONG. It's beautiful and very rewarding.

1 month ago

Amazing

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2 months ago

Tough but great hike.

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Great hike!

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3 months ago

The trail is challenging but the views are well worth it. I have hiked here twice and it was an awesome experience. I am looking forward to my next hike at La Luz Trail!!