Dormant volcanoes and the treasures of Petroglyph National Monument mark the Westside.
West of the Rio Grande River lie five dormant volcanoes that helped to create Albuquerque?s unique rift valley. The Westside is the best place to enjoy our famous New Mexican sunsets an array of pinks, oranges, and purples light up the sky over the Volcanoes. The Westside offers a variety of hiking and biking trails, many of which border or run through the extensive Petroglyph National Monument. As unique juxtaposition of ancient culture and urban convenience, the Westside is a rapidly growing suburban community with abundant opportunities for shopping, dining and lodging. Some of the communities include: Ventana Ranch, Paradise Hills, Taylor Ranch, and 7 Bar Ranch. There are also opportunities for luxury homes and estates.