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Sandia Peak Tramway

10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
505-856-7325
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Ranked #2 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Mountains
Activities: Mountain biking, Hiking
Description: The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A fantastic experience, something really special. Glorious vistas, stunning walks and great fresh air. We actually were stranded at the summit waiting for an electrical storm to pass but it was well worth the trip.

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had been planning to take the tram up but unexpectedly had to move up our schedule. There was a 15 minute wait to go up. Breathtaking views. We had heard that the restaurant might be pricey but it was actually cheaper than what we expected so we ate dinner there and watched a bit of the sunset. Lovely right... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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92 reviews 92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great views of the mountains, city, and beyond. We went on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so it was pretty busy. We arrived a little after noon, and waited about 30 min to get on the tram. The ride takes about 15 min and there is a guide that gives a few quick facts and points out some landmarks.... More

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Canton, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I'm not one for heights but this was truly a beautiful ride. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach the top but what a view. It seems like you can see forever. While it was 90 degrees at the base, it was only 67 at the top but with the breezes it felt chillier. There are two restaurants, one... More

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Bradford
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A really amazing view. Choose a clear day, and a warm one - or take warm clothing... 10,300 feet up, there are great views of the surrounding area. A real must!

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The ride up the mountain in the tram was an awesome experience. It was really high and scary but so picturesque. The view of the city from the top was breathtaking. Didn't do any of the hiking trails at the top so I can't comment on those but the ride is fun. A bit of advice...go during the week and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If there is one thing that you must not miss in Albuquerque it's the Sandia Tramway. Best view of the city and the surrounding area by far. Even if you're not interested in walking on the trails, just going to the top for a couple of photos and a look around is surely worth the ride. Have in mind that... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Took the tramway to the Peak in August. The climb takes about 15 minutes with a nice and well informed operator who can say "I don't know" when he really does not know the answer. Awesome view from the Peak, don't forget to take a camera ! Fellow travelers spotted a bear there, so watch out :) Also, they have... More

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Take the later afternoon ride. You will never forget about sunset and city night light. Don't forget to reserve the seat at the restaurant at top of the mountain to see the sunset. It is so wonderful !

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Pretty typical tram ride. Pay special attention to temperature changes due to the lapse rate. I though the cost was a little high. The views are very good and there are some good hiking opportunities.

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