We enjoyed a day around ABQ however, THE best way to see any city for the first time is an organized tour. We found in "Old Town", a tour company named "ABQ Trolley Company" is absolutley the best. In fact, their by-line "The best first thing to do in Albuquerque" is a true statement. The company is only one year old and owned by two young recent UNM college graduates, Mike and Jesse, using a first-class trolley bus, we found them entertaining and knowledgeable about the community.
Another day we drove to the Sandia Peak Tramway for a trip up the mountain side. The Sandia Peak Tramway bills itself as the worlds "Longest Tram" traveling 2.7 miles to the 10,378 ft peak. While at the top of Sandia Peak we took some pictures of the surrounding valleys for you. Sandia mountians offer muledeer, black bear, raccoons, bobcats, golden eagles, hawks, jays, raven and more. At the top of the mountain we enjoyed the Four Seasons Visitor Center and the interpretive center there. When we came down to the valley again we enjoyed a nice dinner at the Sandiago's Mexican Grill on the property.