The Sandia Mountains have long been a landmark and backdrop for the people of the Albuquerque region. Visitors have the unique opportunity to view at close range what previously only the most experienced hunters and rock climbers have known - the rugged and inaccessible rock escarpment of the west face of the Sandias. A trip to Sandia Peak is a fun way to learn about wildlife, ecology and the natural environment. It offers many different types of flora and fauna to observe and learn from including mule deer, black bear, raccoons, bobcats and various species of squirrels. Birds are also an important part of the Sandia Peak wildlife. Some of the more common birds to be spotted are golden eagles, hawks, jays, ravens and canyon wrens. Sandia Peak has over 25 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Sandiago's Grill at the Tram base terminal. The Sandia Tram Gift Shop features a wide selection of southwest gifts, souvenirs and Sandia Peak memorabilia.