|The La Luz Trail weaves up beneath the rock towers|
of La Cueva Canyon
The race itself is scheduled for Sunday August 4th, and is the oldest trail race in New Mexico. It's also the most beastly, featuring a nearly 4600ft climb over 9.0miles. The net climbing value is actually greater because the trail dips after the first overlook at mile 4.5.
Several sections traverse rock slides and scree fields. The coup de grace is just below the finish where the trail kicks back to an incline steep enough to require a set of stairs. If it's your first race up La Luz, the sight of those stairs alone may be enough to break you.
Updated (8/4/13): Unofficial La Luz race results and race day reports can be found here
- NM Trail Racing Calendar
- La Luz Trail Run - 2011
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