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Sandia Tram

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Almost at the top

Visitor Center

Butterfly Display

View from the top

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View of the city below

Walkway for viewing

View from the walkway

Jerry, it was COLD up there :-)

Ski area

They have a lot of bears but we didn't see any

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Info

Restaurant on top

Our ride back down

Getting ready to head back down

Views on the way back down

Fall colors

Incredible views

Zoom of colors

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Massive

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Shadow of our tram below

Incredible views

Passing the other tram

Two tram shadows below

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Almost back down

Cactus growing at the bottom

Last one, the tram going back up.


We had a wonderful day today. We visited the world’s longest aerial tramway and rode to the top of Sandia Peak. It took us above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain, a distance of 2.7 miles.

We saw a spectacular mix of color with all the trees changing. We walked around the observation deck at 10,378 feet and took a ton of pictures of the area below. They also have a restaurant at the very top, but we were not hungry. It was very cold. They say it is at least 20 degrees colder at the top and it was already a chilly day.

They said they have over 50 bears in the area, but we didn't get to see any. One was spotted yesterday, according to our guide.

Sandia Peak is located in the Cibola National Forest. The view from the top gives you an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, the Tram is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Central New Mexico. The cost was $15 each. We highly recommended it to anyone visiting the area, it was incredible! More later from New Mexico.

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