Situated in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, Sandia Heights shares habitat with an impressive array of wildlife. Bears, coyotes, bobcats, deer, and the occasional mountain lion are visitors to our area, along with smaller animals like rabbits, rock squirrels, raccoons, bridled weasels, pack rats, and various native mice. Bull snakes, rattlesnakes, and coachwhip snakes are also part of our environment, helping keep the rodent population in balance.  Numerous bird species, from bluejays and roadrunners to hawks and other raptors, also make their home here. By choosing to live in Sandia Heights, our residents embrace both the thrill of seeing wild animals outside our windows and the responsibility to coexist harmoniously with our wild neighbors. One aspect of living with the wildlife component of our neighborhood is preserving the natural habitat in Sandia Heights through which the wild neighbors move and live.

bobcats2cropSandia Heights has a wonderful array of animal life to observe, enjoy, and learn from on a daily basis.   The articles on this site will give you useful and interesting information that will help you coexist with our wild neighbors.  You have chosen a very special place to live, and it's essential that we all respect and protect the wild creatures whose habitat we share.

Living as we do at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, we enjoy a natural landscape that is unique and beautiful in its wildness.  This natural landscape makes it both easier and more difficult to create aesthetically pleasing landscaping around our homes--easier because we only need to landscape the area adjacent to the house, and more difficult because of the conditions peculiar to the Foothills.

IMG 0037Sandia Heights shares its eastern border with National Forest land, and we are fortunate to have such easy access to the hiking  trails in the Sandia Mountains--for many residents, the trails are literally outside our back doors. Please note that there is no public access to the forest land through private property.  You must access the mountain trails by way of public trailheads.  In this section, you will find a trail map and list of trails, a guide to trail etiquette, and the Leave No Trace Principles.

 

Chimney Canyon FireLiving in the desert, water is always oDomingo Baca Canyonn our minds. Will there be enough water in the aquifers to sustain us in the future? When is is it going to rain?  Living in the foothills of the mountains, fire is also in the forefront of our awareness. Wildfires in the mountains can be started by human carelessness or by lightning, and our homes are vulnerable. In conditions of drought the danger of fire becomes more extreme. In this section you'll find interesting and informative information about water conservation and how to keep septic systems healthy.

 

 

Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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Address:
2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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