Well the first "adventurous" thing that always comed to mind in Albuquerque, is of course, a ride in a hot-air balloon.
There are also ample hiking opportunities on the western slopes of our adjacent Sandia Mountains. To save the legs, one can also reach the crest at just under 11,000ft. elevation via the Sandia Crest Tramway (the longest in the world) on the west side; or by driving ujp through pines and aspens on the National Scenic Highway on the eastern slopes from NM-14.
There is a "Jeep" tour that has received positive ratings here on the Albuquerque Forum's "Things to Do."
If he is passing through Taos, the little spot in the road called Pilar (south of Taos on the highway to Espanola) offers some fun commercial rafting down the Rio Grande River at peak times.
He may enjoy a visit to the Petroglyph National Monument on our West Mesa. There are thousands of Native American rock carvings along its trails, but one may expect to see hundreds perhaps, the area being so large.
Again, I would recommend either he or you check out the "Things to Do" links for Albuqeurque, Santa Fe, and Taos. The latter two should also be on his "must-see" list while in Northern New Mexico.
The "tent rocks" recreational area between Albuquerque and Santa Fe is also a neat place to visit, with some really wild formations. Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos has fine hiking, with ancient Pueblon cliff homes, and later above ground pueblo dwellings. A visit to one of the two best preserved Pueblo villages, (Taos, or Acoma) would be engrossing too. Acoma, the "Sky City," is situated atop a mesa, approximately sixty-miles west of Albuquerque off I-40. Taos Pueblo is just 3 miles NE of Taos Plaza.
Here in Albuquerque, the Old Town area fetures well-preserved former adobe homes, now converted into restaurants and shops of diverse types. The history segment of the adjacent Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, provides an excellent insight into the area's ancient past.
On weekiends, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center near Old Town features authentic Native American dances at noon and 2pm (subject to change). This is one of the few times photography is allowed. Many pueblos ban it entirely.
He mayh also enjoy a brief 1-1/2 hour ride aboard the Old Town Trolley, run by two recent UNM grads. They have a great sense of humor, so the tour of some of Albuquerque's less known sights is a blast.
Good luck in planning...it is always fun in itself.