The longest aerial tram in the country, the Sandia Peak Tramway, will take you above canyons and cliffs up to 10,378 feet above the ground. At the top, enjoy a sweeping, panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and Albuquerque.
Things to Do
- Fall in line for the tramway ride. Make sure to get in early to get a good viewing spot. Up to 50 people can fit in one tram and if your last in line, you might get stuck in the middle of the tram. A Sandia Tram employee will recount the tram's history and give information about the Sandia Mountains.
- Dine at the restaurants, High Finance and Sandiago's Mexican Grill, located at the top. Call ahead for reservations.
- If you are looking for a more adventurous activity, choose from any of the trails and hike. Remember to bring water and to notify someone of your route.
- The Sandia Peak Ski area opens depending on the snow fall during the winter. Visit their website to know about the status of the park.
- In the summer, families can go up the Sandias for picnics, short hikes, biking, and sand pit volleyball.
Sandia Peak Tramway Insider Tips
- Bring a jacket. Temperatures at the top can be 30 degrees colder.
- Pets are not allowed inside the tram. Dog/Cat kennels with water are available so you can leave your pets while you go for a tram ride.