Area attractions: Sandia Peak at 10,378 elevation offers 11,000 square miles of views. Abundant hiking trails allow you to walk among the towering Ponderosa pines. The Aerial Tramway is the world's longest tramway and will take you up to the High Finance Resturant with spectacular views of the sunset and city lights. Sandia Ski Area has downhill skiing and snowboarding and cross country skiing. The Paa-ko Ridge Golf Course is one of the best in the Southwest rated #1 by Golf Digest. Tinkertown Museum at the base of Sandia Crest is one of New Mexico's most renowned folk art environments. One to four hour horseback rides are available to take you up into the National Forest to views and waterfalls not accessible by car. All this is only minutes from the Lazy K Ranch.
Day Trips: Head south and tour the Salt Mission Trail with ruins of pueblos and spectacular views of open ranch land and mountains.
Follow the Tourquoise Trail north for a day of shopping in Santa Fe and stop along the way at the old coal mining town of Madrid that is now an artist colony with unique shops and the Mine Shaft Tavern.
Get a feel for all the unique environs of New Mexico by going through the desert to the Jemez Pueblo and then visit the Hot Springs in Jemez Springs up through the canyon to the caldera in the Santa National Forest and around to the Bandelier Cliff Dwellings.
Go to Los Alamos and see the history of the research and building of the atom bomb
Albuquerque attractions: Award winning restaurants, casinos, and antique shops;
Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, National Atomic Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Explora, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science,Unser Racing Museum and Rattlesnake Museum and more.
Old Town Plaza filled with shops, galleries, resturants, and San Felipe de Neri Church;
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center;
Petroglylph National Monument, Rio Grand Nature Center State Park;
Albuquerque Biological Park including an aquarium, botanic garden, and zoo