The Sandia Mountains are located in or near Albuquerque. Beautiful mountains, whose rocks turn reddish at sunset due to the lighting of the granite stone. The is a cable car that takes you to the peak, and it the longest cable car of its kind in the world. The longest is the Tatev cable car in Armenia which is 3.5 miles long, launched in 2010. The Sandia peak is approximately 10,000+ feet. There is also a ski slope on the other side of the peak, and mountain top restaurant.