This relatively easy two-mile hike takes us through the Upper Sonoran Life Zone to one of the most scenic canyons in the Sandia’s. It ends at a tiny stream flanked by towering granite cliffs, while the Tram shuttles back and forth overhead. If we wish we can explore the stream with its lush vegetation. Ample parking is at the Elena Gallegos picnic area, which has toilets and water. Most of the hike is exposed, so bring sun protection and water. Though mostly gently rolling, a few sections are steep, but they are very short. Boulder metates and a ruined sheepherder’s cabin are cultural features.