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.