I saved some of Albuquerque’s best food, and best scenery, for my final evening in town. For the food, I chose dinner at Albuquerque’s venerable Sadie’s Restaurant. OK, chose isn’t exactly accurate. My New Mexico insider, Toni, insisted on it, and she was right.
Sandia Mountains at Sunset
As I’ve already shown you, New Mexico has some spectacular sunsets. For my final night I headed into the foothills of the Sandia Mountains for a view of the city and the setting sun. I chose a spot just off Tramway Boulevard, which circles around the outside of Albuquerque’s northeast corner.
Tramway Boulevard takes its name from the aerial tramway that lifts passengers up to the top of the Sandia Mountains.
This probably wasn’t destined to be one of New Mexico’s most spectacular sunsets. I had hoped the exposed stone face of the Sandias would burst forth in color. That didn’t happen.
However, the view looking towards the sun turned out quite nice…
… as did the view of the hills to the north.
With this shot, I ended the day, and the trip.
Note: This trip was first published in 2006.