Beautiful mountain, so many trails, routes and different hiking/climbing opportunities, great 1st peak in New Mexico for me.
I lived for 15 years at the base of Sandia Mountains. It was my backyard where I used to do my trail running, mountain biking, climbing, hiking etc. Lovely area, and believe it or not, but there is even ice climbing there.
Climbed Sandia Peak from Juan Tabo parking lot. Nice views of the Albuquerque area.