It's so very romantic up there and isolated! There is such an awesome view of the city and of the mesas. I've never seen such a beautiful sunset anywhere else...it goes on forever up there. Try and catch the sun setting when your up on Sandia Peak, you won't be sorry. There are also meadows up there - wide open spaces. If you have dogs, it's a great place to let them run and run and run. The trails are great. On one of the trails you happen upon I think the old elks lodge. It's made entirely of stone. Great place to sit inside and relax and capture the beauty of Albuquerque, New Mexico! You have to go and see Sandia Peak either by tram or you can drive on the back side of the mountain to the top where Sandia Peak is. Either way the view is GORGEOUS!
Pros: No Crowds, Space, Beauty