Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

La Luz Round-Trip Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Id H10681
Last Update 2018-11-21 19:34:29.0
Hike Class E
Hike Miles 12.5
Minimum Elevation 7060
Elevation Gain 3060
Total Uphill 4850
Total Downhill 4850
Avg Grade 17 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 20
Drive Time Oneway 0:25
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights A challenging hike with spectacular views; towers of granite; ponderosa/aspen/blue spruce forests.

Cautions Very strenuous hike! Bring your hiking poles.

Trailhead Directions In Albuquerque go to Tramway Blvd (SR 556). On Tramway Blvd go to Forest Hwy 333 which at the north end of Tramway in the bend to the west to I-25. Follow 333 northeast into the canyon following signs to La Luz trailhead and PARK (0.0 mi) there.

Actual Hike Follow the La Luz trail past the way TO OVERLOOK (2.8 mi) to the ROCKY ASCENT (4.8 mi). Continue to the intersection with the CREST SPUR (6.4 mi). Take a break, then turn around and go back the way you came.

Comments Hike data were obtained using the National Geographic TOPO digital elevation model.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N35 13.185, W106 28.860
TO OVERLOOK: N35 12.696, W106 27.991
ROCKY ASCENT: N35 12.446, W106 27.313
CREST SPUR: N35 12.277, W106 26.849

GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:WayTrack, 21Nov18, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

Text Author Jacqueline Bryant
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Dick Brown
Track Author Marilyn Warrant
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