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 the first week of Agust for the intrepid.
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 accomplishment for successfully tackling this amazing challenge. If you're from out of town, either take... 更多
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 back down.
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 destination at the top that has really spectacular views, this is a 5 star hike.... 更多
The address on the listing is incorrect. The trail is off Tramway north of the Tram exit. The trail is an icon in Albuquerque. There are a couple of trails, maybe more, that follow the newer La Luz. Parts of the trail are very rocky (large rocks) but if you can find the old trail you miss most of the... 更多
After reading most of the reviews on here, I assumed this trail could be tackled in 5 hours. My wife and I are fit, exercise regularly, and even do Crossfit. This trail, well, it's no joke. We're in our mid-30's, and it took us just under 6 hours. Take AT LEAST 2 quarts of water per person. We had a... 更多
This is not really a trail for the novice hiker. Its 7 miles up and a vernicle climb of about 5000 ft. If you not in shape don't try to go to the top. Or better yet, have someone drop you off at the top and walk down.
I've lived here all my life and finally hiked the La Luz Trail. It was a little strenuous towards the middle, but so beautiful. So worth it. And as a reward, we had lunch and drinks at the High Finance.
Ventured out early on this hike after a late arrival into ABQ the night before, so we may not have been in top condition (lack of sleep + time zone change from the East Coast + altitude adjustment). However, we are both young and relatively fit and found this hike quit challenging. The difficulty comes from the length of the... 更多