Places to Photograph both the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley

Albuquerque is in a valley, and to capture that with the mountains in the background, you need an overlook from upon the west mesa. Here are four:

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West Bluff Park, 2408 Alamogordo Dr., NW (east of the Walmart on Coors and I-40)
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San Antonio Oxbow Overlook, at the east end of Namaste Drive that intersects Coors (cover photo from the same viewpoint)

 

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Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd., NW
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Alameda Open Space, on the SE corner of Alameda and Rio Grande Blvd.

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