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The Sandia Mountains tower 5,000 feet over the flood plains of the Rio...

The Sandia Mountains tower 5,000 feet over the flood plains of the Rio Grande, making a 37,000 acre wilderness area a short drive from Albuquerque.

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“On top of the world, & wheelchairs welcome!

You don’t have to be a hiker to get to the Sandia Crest summit (over 10,600 feet high). Instead a leisurely & VERY scenic drive on a gently curving road toward the Sandia... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 4, 2016
Klamath Falls, Oregon

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

You don’t have to be a hiker to get to the Sandia Crest summit (over 10,600 feet high). Instead a leisurely & VERY scenic drive on a gently curving road toward the Sandia Mountain Visitor Center will take you to a “top-of-the-world” spot where wheelchair accessible overlooks offer breath-taking views of hazy blue mountains, and stunning panoramas of Albuquerque way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

So much to do up here. Hiking trails, sightseeing and photo opportunities, picnic areas, and a ski area just to mention a few. You will not be disappointed

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

On a drive through to Sante Fe we drove up to the top of the Sandia mountains. The drive up was awesome on the twisting and turning road. Almost at the top was a sign that said the elevation was 11,400 feet. At the top was a viewpoint to look over the valley below and the city of Albuquerque. The... More 

Sandia Park, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hiking or driving, an exhiliarating experience. The ski lodge halfway up is worth a visit, even if you're not skiing - but be sure to check that it's open SandiaPeak.com

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love going to the top of the sandia mountains on the tram and walking along the crest. But my favorite time is to go to the top at sunset and take pictures.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We went there in winter, and it was all covered in snow. Mountain look so beautiful because of the snow. It was perfect.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Best view of Albuquerque. We had planned to do the tram, but it closed early the day we were in Albuquerque, so we took the scenic route to the top. SO glad we did. We even got to see some wildlife along the way. Nice gift shop & restaurant at the top. Simple, but clean & very nice staff. Be... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the drive up. Its not a long drive at all. There is a very small fee once you park. Its one of those things where you put the cash in the envelope and the other piece of paper in the car. The temperature will be slightly cooler, bring a light jacket or sweatshirt just in case. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Sandia Mountains are just outside Albuquerque. You can drive, hike or take the tram. Once you get to the top, it's cooler and fairly windy than what you will have experienced in Albuquerque. Cool enough for a windbreaker or light jacket in June. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city from the top.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were on the Turquoise Trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque having made stops in Cerillos, Madrid and at the Tinkertown Museum. It was later afternoon and we decided that we wanted to do one more spot before driving back. "Let's drive to the top of Sandia Peak" was the of opinion of all passengers in the car. It is... More 

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