The tram starts in the western foothills of the Sandia Mountains (in Albuquerque) & rises up the face of the mountains to an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet above Abq. to Sandia Peak. At the top, a restaurant is an easy walk & the views are sensational in all directions! The trams run all day long so there's no rush. Note that due to the elevation, a jacket feels good even in summertime. And in wintertime, strap on your skis & ski down the backside of Sandia Peak Ski Area. There is also a restaurant at the base of the tram.