The United States' longest aerial tram climbs 2.7 miles from the desert floor in the northeast corner of the city to the summit of 10,378ft Sandia Crest. The views are spectacular at any time, though sunsets are particularly brilliant. The complex at the top holds gift shops and a cafeteria, while hiking trails lead off through the woods, and there’s also a small ski area. If you plan on hiking down (or up), a one-way ticket costs $15.
It gets crowded, so come with time to spare.