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Albuquerque Sights

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

  • 10 Tramway Loop NE Map It
  • Far Northeast Heights
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's Review

Tramway cars climb 2.7 mi up the steep western face of the Sandias, giving you a close-up view of red rocks and tall trees—it's the world's longest aerial tramway. From the observation deck at the 10,378-foot summit you can see Santa Fe to the northeast and Los Alamos to the northwest—about 11,000 square mi of spectacular scenery. Tram cars leave from the base at regular intervals for the 15-minute ride to the top. You may see birds of prey soaring above or mountain lions roaming the cliff sides. An exhibit room at the top surveys the wildlife and landscape of the mountain. It's much colder and windier at the summit than at the tram's base, so pack a jacket. You can also use the tram as a way to reach the Sandia Peak ski and mountain-biking area.

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10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87122, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 9–9; Sept.–May, Wed.–Mon. 9–8, Tues. 5 pm–8 pm

Updated 12/04/2013


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Apr 30, 2007

In New Mexico? You gotta do this!

As afraid of heights as I am, I enjoy the world's longest aerial tram ride every time someone comes in from out of state and wants me to go with them. Absolutely breath-taking!

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Mar 3, 2007

Spectacular Sunset and City Views

Our trips up the Tram have been wonderful. My family and I enjoy the the incredible views and comments from the Tram car guide. Once at the top we make time to take in the views and spot landmarks in Albuquerque, Jemez, and Santa Fe. It's a great place to start a hike. Only thing I would suggest is that visitors might check the weather on Peak before they head to the Tram. It can be warm at the base and chilly at the top. Wear a jacket in the

Spring. This is the place to take anyone who visits Albuquerque. Include time for dinner and take in the spectacular sunsets and city lights.

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