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SenadRLa Luz Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013

SenadR

Via La Luz trail, long day on this mountain, great views from the top.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 8:44 am

WoodswalkerSandia Peak  Sucess!

Woodswalker

1983. Enjoyable hike. Windy at the top. Didn't see anyone except some guy playing the guitar on a rock.
Posted Nov 9, 2013 1:09 pm

TJ311Awesome Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

TJ311

Flew out to ABQ from DAL to do this hike. What a gorgeous trail. Started at the lower tram and connected to La Luz Trail from there. Ended up with about 11.5 miles and 5000 feet of total elevation gain. Fun FUN day!!
Posted Sep 17, 2013 6:23 pm

dandrewLower Tram to La Luz to Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

dandrew

Finally decided to hike this bad boy after having lived in ABQ for over five years. I just don't get too motivated to hike a peak when there's a road and tram to the top. Notwithstanding it is a great hike. Those granite walls are amazing up close. Started at lower tram parking area and took connector trail to the La Luz.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 2:01 pm

cftbqLa Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

cftbq

After staring at it for year, finally made the logistics work out to spend a day doing an honest climb of this peak. Ran the La Luz trail with only a handful of other people. RT moving time 6:15. A gorgeous, sunny late spring day.
Posted May 23, 2013 11:18 pm

jdrummerk63many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013
I really enjoy doing this one right after some fresh snow via la luz.
Posted Apr 1, 2013 12:42 pm

mtsptfamNot Quite The Way I Like
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

mtsptfam

Had a group of teens in Gallup and heard I had to hit this mountain. Unfortunately ended up just riding the tram up and never hit the actual summit. Bummer for me but enjoyable for everyone else in the group. The tram ride was interesting and the views were beautiful. Next time I will be hiking it and going the whole way to the top. I wasn't even aware of all the interesting climbing near here. Overall though glad to see another different portion of God's creation.
Posted Mar 29, 2013 10:31 pm

orbitorFrom the Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

orbitor

Flew in to Albuquerque for 3-day trip to bag Wheeler. Had first afternoon free, so took the tram up and strolled to the highest point in the Sandias for acclimatization. Decidedly anticlimactic, but nice views of the desert nonetheless.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 2:53 pm

birdheadFrom La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

birdhead

Hiked La Luz to the upper tram station, then over to the summit parking lot, the down Crest Spur trail, and back down La Luz to the car.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 8:11 pm

SwithichVia La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012
Hiked from Tramway to La Luz to South Crest Trail Spur to Tramway. The day was perfect, there was a heavy haze minimizing the sun effect and a decent breeze to keep us cool. Be aware there is two feet of snow in places in the boulder field.

And I concur with what was said before beautiful views in every direction.

-Swithich
Posted Apr 28, 2012 10:32 pm

pattondHome away from home  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2012

pattond

Climbed many times in my life as a native Burqueno. Favorite is to run La Luz from the County Line restaurant and back (20 miles). Also on my Sandia crossing run with friends in 2008
Posted Jan 12, 2012 6:54 pm

joseyinnetcrisp fall morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2011

joseyinnet

Beautiful views every which way.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 1:09 am

markhyamsmany times  Sucess!

markhyams

I've summitted Sandia Peak many times, from the base of the Tram, from La Luz, climbing the Shield, from Tree Spring on the east side. I learned all the "secret" shortcuts too, eventually. Wonderful peak, and at over 4,000 feet of prominence, one of this country's best.
Posted Dec 7, 2011 3:10 am

SocorroFun, long hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Socorro

Hiked up from La Luz. Great day, a bit of snow on the ground, lots of geocaches.
Posted Oct 26, 2011 1:09 pm

matthewpWinter  Sucess!

matthewp

Snow shoed it in mid december. Tons of fun. Some sketchy parts but so worth it.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm

matthewpFirst Hike of Summer  Sucess!

matthewp

La Luz is about as fun as it gets in the Sandias.. at least if you want to stay on a trail.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Mark DoironAll Trails Closed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

Mark Doiron

Was I successful? I reached the summit, but all hiking trails except Foothills were closed due to fire danger effective this a.m. :-( I snuck one short hike in before learning this, but was only able to hike paved trails and the road.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 6:58 pm

AFmountaineerCool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

AFmountaineer

Awesome views of Albuquerque!
Posted Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm

runbyu1Run up via La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

runbyu1

In town for my sister's XC race, decided to summit Sandia. Started running at the La Luz trailhead, got up in just over an hour and a half. Hauled down the mountain and ran in to a couple of fellow trail runners on the way down. My ride was gone so I had to run all the way back in to town...long boring down the road after such an awesome mountain experience. The La Luz trail is about as good as they come.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 2:46 pm

pyergersandia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

pyerger

Have hiked this peak several times.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:30 pm

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