This is an easy in-and-out ramble, about a mile each way, leading to an overlook with an impressive view of upper Las Huertas Canyon. As of August 2021 the trail was getting brushy but was still obvious.
To reach the trailhead from Albuquerque, drive east on I-40, north on NM 14 (Turquoise Trail), and then up into the Sandias on NM 536 (Crest Highway). At 35 deg. 12.933 min. N, 106 deg. 24.955 min., turn right into the Capulin Snow Play picnic area. About 50 meters later, keep left. Find a parking spot (this is a fee area) and begin walking north on the paved road, past a large picnic shelter. Most of the time you’ll soon pass a locked gate. The road ends at a loop with parking spaces. At the far end of the loop, cut diagonally through a large fenced sledding area, to its northwest corner, where there’s an opening. The dirt path begins at that corner and continues to the north and west.
About 35 deg. 13.329 min. N, 106 deg. 25.212 min. W, you’ll reach a fork in the trail. Turn left (west, uphill). About a half mile further on, the trail bends sharply right (north, downhill). Within a few meters you’ll be at the top of a cliff and can gaze into upper Las Huertas Canyon. Afterwards, retrace your steps to your car.
There are (or at least have been) other trails in this area, some actively used, others not. They don’t lead anywhere in particular but might be worth exploring if your goal is to poke around in the woods.