Dog friendly, well marked

Really enjoyed this hike! Not many people on it, either. Good views. Lots of down trees but the trail is well marked. Would recommend.

Gorgeous, strenuous hike. You pass through very different vegetation. My favorite point is about 4 miles in surrounded by peaks, and past that point the trail gets very rocky. Probably 1 miles total of walking on smaller granite rocks. This was overall fun to hop, difficult on the ankles, and worse ended up tearing the paws of my friends dog.

hiking
off trail
over grown
17 days ago

Beautiful trail at high altitude. The trail is at 10000 feet, and that did affect my fiancé. There are a lot of dead trees across the trail, some of which even have the markings used to navigate the trail. This can make it hard to follow the trail at points, and we ended up following the wrong path 4 times. With a little bit of maintenance it would be a fantastic trail. A good day overall.

Today, there was still some snow on parts of the trail. I did not expect to find so many fallen trees on the trail. Some seemed intentional clearing, but other trees had fallen and were uprooted.

This trail leads through multiple sections of private property. Most of the trail is unmarked and very difficult to stay on. It's a nice area but bad trail.

The beginning of the trial was nice but as soon as we went through the emergency road and followed the GPS to the remainder of the trail, there was no longer a defined trail and ended up a barbed wire. Very confusing and no signs to follow to be able to finish the trail.

hiking
icy
off trail
snow
1 month ago

We got very lost, and even though I’d downloaded this map, couldn’t get back on the trail. There’s a spot where the trail appears to have some downed trees and there’s a hard left you have to take - we missed it and AllTrails wasn’t helping. Spent over an hour post-holing (sometimes you to my crotch), and are just happy we made it out without major injury. Time to buy a GPS watch, I guess.

Great beginning and ending but got off trail several times in the middle and had to cut through to follow trail marked on app. Still enjoyed ourselves but would not try this particular one again.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. The La Lux Trail section is spectacular. The first 2 miles was icy, I wore spikes and got through without issue. The Chimney Canyon portion is not as scenic, but pretty in it’s own way as you climb. The last portion of the climb I hit soft deep snow. No sign of trails, towers creating havoc with my phone (All Trail App) and my GPS. I headed back on whatever route proved the easiest.

This is my favorite trail in the Sandias. You can link up to so many other trails, either way you trek off. I like to start here and go to the top of the crest- you can make it over to the tram and restaurant and take a break there if you need it! Great trail for dogs too. Moderate uphill, but sweeping views.

running
private property
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Really nice in the beginning, starting to the left. About 4 Miles in, the trail becomes very on clearly marked, ending up through private property and emergency road.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Great afternoon snowshoeing...trail is nicely marked...nice to be in the trees with some great vista views...plenty of snow....fun quick afternoon on the sandias!

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