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La Cueva Canyon, Upper

New Mexico > Albuquerque Are… > Sandia Mountains

Description

The La Luz trail, running from the foothills of the Sandias to the Sandia Crest, runs directly through this canyon. There is a high concentration of stellar routes on the rock within Upper LaCueva Canyon. Also, in comparison to many other routes within the Sandias, the approaches can be shorter and easier.

Getting There

Though the routes within this canyon can be accessed from the lower part of the canyon (Juan Tabo Picnic Area in the foothills of Albuquerque), it is much easier to access them from the Sandia Crest. The La Luz trail begins on the South end of the Sandia Crest parking lot.

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From The Pulpit
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La Luz trail view, Upper La Cueva Canyon
[Hide Photo] La Luz trail view, Upper La Cueva Canyon
Upper La Cueva Canyon looking southwest
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Donald Duck & Fire Hydrant
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Panorama of Upper La Cueva Canyon with The Thumb to the right.
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Overview of some of the features on the south side of Upper La Cueva Canyon.  View from the first switchback on the Crest Trail.
[Hide Photo] Overview of some of the features on the south side of Upper La Cueva Canyon. View from the first switchback on the Crest Trail.
Overview Map of Upper LaCueva and Chimney Canyons.
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