Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
...a glorious mountain setting and a varied recreational playground
come together to make a marvelous getaway anytime of the year.
The Sandia Peak Tram travels 2.7 miles from the base of the foothills
northeast of Albuquerque to the top of the 10,400-foot Sandia Peak.
From the lower terminal, the tram car travels suspended over rugged
boulders and rocky mountain landscapes, and the city drops beneath
you as you glide over the lush ponderosa forest. The view
from Sandia Peak encompasses a panorama of more than 11,000
The view is one of deep rugged canyons, extinct volcanoes,
distant mountains, unusual formations carved by erosion and a sensational desert landscape.
At the top of the Peak, riders can head down the other side
of the mountain by skiing down snow covered slopes in
the winter/spring seasons, or aboard the primary chairlift
at Sandia Peak Ski Area in the summer and fall.
During the winter,
the Sandia Peak Ski Area is a popular destination among visitors and
In addition to the Tram, you can also access the ski area via
the Turquoise Trail. Ski rentals are available at the ski lodge.
In the summer, enjoy the cool mountain temperatures and fresh mountain air while riding a chairlift
or mountain biking on a series of trails across Cibola National Forest.
Bike rentals are available at the base or the top of the chairlift.
For quick access, bikers can transport their bikes via the chairlift.
Bikes are not allowed on the tramway.
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