One of the best places to get a view of Quito's mountainous landscape is at the top of the Teleferico. It's a sky tram up the side of Pinchincha. The 2.5km ride takes 10 minutes before you arrive at the top of Cruz Loma. The total height is 4100m, almost 13,500ft. From the top you can hike to the summit of Rucu Pinchincha (4680m) which is a 4km (5hr) round trip.