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New Mexico

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 square miles.
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 residents alike.
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.

Around the central plaza, Old Town's streets are lined with 300-year old adobe structures
Around the central plaza, Old Town's streets are lined with 300-year old adobe structures



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