Sandia Peak Climber's Log

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cftbq - May 23, 2013 11:18 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

La Luz  Sucess!

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.

jdrummerk63 - Apr 1, 2013 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013

many times  Sucess!

I really enjoy doing this one right after some fresh snow via la luz.


mtsptfam - Mar 29, 2013 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Not Quite The Way I Like

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.


orbitor - Oct 15, 2012 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

From the Tram  Sucess!

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.


birdhead - Sep 30, 2012 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

From La Luz  Sucess!

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.


pattond - Jan 12, 2012 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2012

Home away from home  Sucess!

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


joseyinnet - Dec 13, 2011 1:09 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2011

crisp fall morning  Sucess!

Beautiful views every which way.


markhyams - Dec 7, 2011 3:10 am

many times  Sucess!

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.


Socorro - Oct 26, 2011 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Fun, long hike  Sucess!

Hiked up from La Luz. Great day, a bit of snow on the ground, lots of geocaches.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm

Winter  Sucess!

Snow shoed it in mid december. Tons of fun. Some sketchy parts but so worth it.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

First Hike of Summer  Sucess!

La Luz is about as fun as it gets in the Sandias.. at least if you want to stay on a trail.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jun 20, 2011 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

All Trails Closed  Sucess!

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.


AFmountaineer - Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

Cool  Sucess!

Awesome views of Albuquerque!


runbyu1 - Nov 9, 2010 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

Run up via La Luz  Sucess!

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.


pyerger - Oct 28, 2010 12:30 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

sandia  Sucess!

Have hiked this peak several times.


Notsob - May 23, 2010 4:48 pm

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

We drove to the top, and walk up the ramp to the top using the hand rail. It was a very exhausting 200 feet. It was cloudy that day so I couldn't see anything.


strudolyubov - Nov 2, 2009 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

Climbed Sandia Peak several times via La Luz trail and twice up the Knife Edge of the Shield. Awesome views from the trail and the ridge.


ncst - Oct 21, 2009 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Great hike  Sucess!

Parked at the cable car parking, and started the connecting trail to get to the La Luz trailhead. Couldn't find it, but ended up the La Luz trail anyway a bit further up the mountain. Took the cablecar down. A nicer hike than I thought it would be.


dabailey - Sep 26, 2009 1:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

La Luz  Sucess!

Awesome views the whole way up. Kinda disheartening that after climbing almost 4000ft up, you're surrounded by people who just drove up the backside. But they didn't get the great views on the way up. Or down. Pics


BadgerSummitSeeker - Sep 3, 2009 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2009

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

Awesome views down into Albuquerque. Logged so many miles the past couple of days that my legs started to cramp up a bit. Enjoyed watching the hummingbirds on the observation deck at top.

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