Local Guide

Riding the Sandia Peak Tram

Over the past week, Albuquerque was hit with some snow.

So what do you do when the snow hits? One good place to go, weather permitted, is the top of the Sandia Mountains. The best way to go up there? Ride the tram, of course!

Open daily, 9am-8pm, except Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm, the fifteen-minute tram ride takes you above deep canyons and absolutely beautiful terrain, a distance of 2.7 miles. At sunset, the desert skies produce a breathtaking view and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest offers an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.

There is dining at Sandiago’s Grill at the bottom of the tram, and a new restaurant atop the Tram is anticipated to be open of Spring of 2019. In winters, there is access to the Sandia Peak ski area, and there are plenty of hiking trails all year round.

For more information on any other seasonal activities to do in the Duke City, or anywhere else around the state, check out our Be Local guide, then take a few minute and brush up with our Winter Safety Trivia.

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