I spoke with a couple people on the phone a few weeks ago that have searched us out on Google, etc. When I spoke to one of the couples, they mentioned they were looking to build in the NE heights because of the trail system. I am an Avid mountain biker, so this struck me as an enjoyable topic that can elaborate on what Albuquerque offers for outdoor recreation/sports.
The city had many beautiful hiking and biking and the foothills and nearby mountain trail systems. If you want to go all out, we all know the infamous La Luz trail! I’ve done that one many times myself. That one is great for a challenging few hours. Once I get to the top I love to walk around and enjoy the little escape and then ride the tram back down. I believe the fare for that is around $12 these days. If you don’t want to embark on such a huge journey, check out some other Sandia Mountain hiking trails here.
The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway (aka The Tram) is one of Albuquerque’s most popular attractions. And for good reason! All my local friends can’t even stay away. It is a trip that transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. You get to see some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. I love that feeling of being so small while looking around at all the canyons and valleys below. At sunset the desert skies paint a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop the 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. there is nothing like a New Mexico sunset from that vantage point! If you want more info on The Tram, Click here.
Building in the east mountains have interlinking trails for many miles that are a short drive away, the foothills offer trails out your back door. Personally I think it’s an exiting place to call home!