La Luz Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,467' 1,057 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 10,287' 3,135 m
Low: 7,033' 2,144 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“A popular, trail that rewards hikers with amazing views of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.”— Jason Fincher
The trail is well worn and marked. The lower trail is crisscrossed by a spider web of secondary trails. Just stay on the most worn path. This is a strenuous climb from the start and should not be tackled without some preparation and the proper equipment. The peak is much cooler than the trailhead, especially in the spring and fall. Warm layers should be carried. There are no points on this trail to collect water and during the summer it can be very hot. Hikers should carry at least two quarts of water per person and plan for lunch or snacks along the way.
This can be done as a one-way or an out-and-back. Mileage shown is for a one-way trip. One-way hikers can enjoy a tram ride down from the peak for $12. Out-and-back hikers should plan for an early start to have light for their descent.
Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office