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Sandia Peak Tramway
Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

46 reviews
Outdoors, Ski Area, Scenic Lookout, Trams & Gondolas
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30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
505-856-1532
http://www.sandiapeak.com/
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The Sandia Peak Tramway is located near Albuquerque. It stretches from the northeast part of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains, giving it its name. It contains the world's third ... Read more
longest single span cable car span. It first entered service in 1966, and makes over 10,000 trips every year. The tram is a double reversible jigback aerial tramway. Its two cars are capable of carrying about 50 passengers each.

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Burns, Kansas

Love the Tram but if you are looking for value drive up the backside of the mountain and hike the ridgeline trail. The restaurant on top of the mountain is a fair $ for lunch with the best views around but dinner can get pricey. If you want the best sunset dinner view then this is your place. The Tram ride up is great.

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This popular tourist spot is also very popular among locals who visit with regularity. It is even better than you might imagine.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

No visit to Albuquerque is complete without a trip on the tram! Travel a distance of 2.7 miles over 15 minutes' time via the tram to an altitude of 10,378 feet. Soak up the 11K square mile panoramic view. Try to go at sunset for a memorial ride!

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I'm afraid of heights, but even I love this ride! Beautiful view of Albuquerque...you can see forever! The top of the Sandia Peak is great for hiking and taking pictures of sunset and our beautiful city.

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Breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains. The tram takes you to the Sandia Crest, the top of the Sandia Mountain range. You can take a wonderful hike either north or south from the tram station and picnic with a million dollar view or eat at the High Finance restaurant.

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Mountain View, California, USA

The tram ride is fun and from the top you can see a view of Albuquerque in the Rio Grande ever below. Sunset is the best time to go because you’ll see the sunset reflected on the mountainside revealing the trademark punk Sandia (watermelon) Mountains. In the winter you can ski but there is not much up at the base only restrooms and a vending machine. If you plan to hike you should pack a snack and water.

It’s 10-20 degrees cooler at the top. The ride is about 15 minutes each way. Round trip tickets are a bit pricey $25 for adults $20 for kids over 5 ( kids under 5 are free).

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

This place is just absolutely breathtaking and no photos ever do it justice! Albuquerque in itself is beautiful, but from the mountain you can see the sun rising and setting over this place I love so much, and look below to all the twinkling lights that guide your way after dark. Must go at least once :)

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See mountain goats, deer and sometimes bears, from the Tram. Great hiking/backpacking trails or off trail. La Luz hiking path is a great half or full day hike. Restaurant at the top of trail and snow shoeing many places along the way. About a 25 minutes drive. From my home.

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The Best One in the whole country . Bring a jacket, or warm sweatshirt , maybe a vest and hat to the top, it is cold even in Summer up there . The Valley floor can be 100 degrees and up at the top ( over 10,000 feet ) can be mighty chilly , Be prepared ! Wear a sun hat and sun glasses and good walking shoes . Not flip flops or high heels !

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Rio Rancho

Such a neat experience definitely have to ride it up go explore the crest for awhile then take it back down. Fun for the whole family.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Absolutely terrifying, if you're afraid of heights don't tempt this. Beautiful views, insanely breathtaking. Kid and family friendly, very safe and overall fun experience. They take you up a little over 10,000 ft and it's very windy and cold at the top so bring warmer wear. Again, if you're afraid of heights just skip this

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Local from Albuquerque

The height of NM, you will be able to watch the gorgeous sunset at the top of the world. Enjoy Mary's at the bottom and top of the tram with amazing views in between! Dress warmly the peak can be more than ten degrees cooler!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Have an enjoyable ride from the base of the mountain up to the top of the mountain on Sandia Peak Tramway. There are two restaurants here. One is at the base of the tram called Santiago's which highlights mexican food.The restaurant on top has been torn down and is being rebuilt to be even more fantastic. Date of completion is unknown at this time.The views from both restaurants are spectacular particularly at sunset and night.

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Absolutely gorgeous, panoramic views of Albuquerque! Enjoyed a nice hike along the rim in the cool mountain air. Fantastic!

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Austin, Texas, USA

Sandia Peak Tram is the world's longest tramway. You can reach the peak to have an amazing view of the city below and the surrounding mountains, or to go skiing. The ride is pleasant, and there is a huge deck and restaurant at the peak. The view is gorgeous.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

This is high on the list of things to do and see in the area! It's one of the longest tramway in the world. It's a bit pricey, but worth the splurge. Bring a jacket, some snacks and drinks, and catch sunset from the top! Don't drink too much because the altitude will affect you. Also if you're lucky, when you take the tram back down, you might catch one of the employees catching a ride back down ON TOP OF THE TRAM!

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Don't go on your first day in Albuquerque, or the altitude will make you woozy--but once you're settled in, hop on the tram and zip up to the peak. At the top (10,678 feet), you can do an easy loop hike along the edge of the mountain. Or, if you're slick and have helpful friends, you can hike one-way north and meet a car at the parking area there, then wind your way back down the back side of the mountain, maybe stopping off at other hiking spots along the way. In any case, the tramway is a great way to see the peak and enjoy the view over the city.

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A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road.

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Buena Park, California, USA

This tram was a great ride and terrific way to see the surrounding area. The ride is approximately 3 miles and takes about 15 minutes to go from one end to the other. Once you get to the top you can hiking or skiing depending on the season. However, the only hiking I wanted to do was to the bar at the restaurant located at the top!
According to the builders of this tram (a company that has built trams all over the world) this was one of the most challenging trams to construct due to its location and terrain. It's considered a manufacturing marvel, so be sure to check it out when you're in the Albuquerque area.

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San Marcos

Okay.. do you know why I love this... well it's probably because we started with a quick drink at the bottom and then took the tram ride up. We were feeling pretty good at the top. It was also a late trip so when we were at the top, the views were AMAZING!! I just wished I grabbed a jacket because it was cold up there.

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